[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#705837: Bug#705837: Bug#705837: octave3.2: Plotting anything at all gives "illegal instruction" and crash

Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso jordigh at octave.org
Sat Apr 27 20:10:30 UTC 2013

On 26 April 2013 19:43, Peter S <visserthree at gmail.com> wrote:
> So we don't get any more of these bug reports, Octave should print a
> note about that library whenever it tries to use it.

ATLAS is a fine BLAS. Octave doesn't need to warn about it. In fact,
Octave is perfectly BLAS-agnostic. We have no runtime checks in Octave
to check which BLAS is available, and I don't think we should
introduce them either.

The problem is that Debian's ATLAS is compiled with CPU instructions
that your CPU is too old to support. I am not sure what the right fix
is, but it's definitely on ATLAS's and Debian's side, not on Octave's.

- Jordi G. H.

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