[Pkg-octave-devel] HDF5 transition is finished

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at laboissiere.net
Thu Feb 23 08:24:21 UTC 2012


This morning, after an upgrade of my Debian testing system, I got
octave3.2_3.2.4-12+b1 installed.  I assume that the HDF5 transition is
over, at least as regards Octave.

I guess you could soon upload 3.4.3 to unstable (or maybe even 3.6.1).  I
checked the relationships for this version of the package and saw that it
conflicts with octave3.2.  Would that be enough to get a smooth
transition? According to the Policy manual [1], we might also add a
"Replaces: octave3.2" relationship.  I am not really sure about this,
since this can potentially break some code from our users, due to
possible incompatibilities between 3.2 and later versions.

It is time also for updating the Octave-Forge packages.  I wish I had
time for participating again to the DOG.  At any rate, I was looking at
the octave-pkg-dev package and spotted a harmless bug, fixed in the patch
attached below.

Keep the good work,



[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html#s-replaces
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