[Pkg-octave-devel] Octave crashed

Thomas Weber tweber at debian.org
Thu Mar 17 20:44:20 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 10:41:06AM +0100, Zbigniew Komarnicki wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 of March 2011 20:19:30 Thomas Weber wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > guys, if you forward a mail from a thread to a new recipient (in this
> > case the pkg-octave-devel list), please include *all* relevant
> > information in the first mail. I actually thought that we received that
> > mail in error, because there was no mention of Debian *at all* in the
> > mail - and even then, there's no mention of any problem in the forwarded
> > mail, just some ldd outputs.
> > Zbigniew, please remove all packages with 'atlas' in their name from the
> > system, then try again. If it still crashes, open a bug against
> > octave3.2, using reportbug. If it doesn't crash anymore, try with the
> > atlas base package (libatlas3gf-base).
> Thank you for your help. 
> After removing all atlas package octave works correctly. 
> If I install "libatlas3gf-base" the octave crashed as before.
> I'm very sorry for the forward mail from a thread to a new recipient.
> I was thinking, if such mail reach to pkg-octave-devel then you will be 
> interested  to check debian-user list for this thread, because it  refer to 
> octave. I'm sorry once again and in the future I will start new thread with 
> full information.

It's not necessary to start a new thread, just give a short summary. 
I'm offline most of the time, though. So at the time I read your mail, I
usually don't have net access.
> I have one more question: where first to signal if given program crashed?
That depends. If you think you are doing something wrong, asking on a
user list is probably the best start. If you are somewhat sure that
there's a bug, file a bug with reportbug. There's no black and white
here, but lots of shades of grey.

Now, please file a bug against Atlas using reportbug (which includes
some helpful information for the atlas maintainer by default).


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