[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#756689: Bug#756689: octave: [hdf5 transition] please support hdf5 1.8.13 new packaging layout

Gilles Filippini pini at debian.org
Sun Aug 10 08:37:52 UTC 2014

Gilles Filippini a écrit , Le 09/08/2014 17:57:
> Hi Mike,
> Sorry about the late answer. Connectivity is flaky on my holidays place.
> Mike Miller a écrit , Le 08/08/2014 16:22:
>> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 08:03:14 +0200, Gilles Filippini wrote:
>>> Thanks for that. In the mean time is it possible for you to upload a
>>> fixed octave package to unstable to ease the transition?
>> I think one of us will get to uploading a fixed octave package soon,
>> there are other pending changes in git, and we don't want to hold up
>> the transition.
>> I haven't tested building octave rdeps with these patches, but I
>> assume that's the reason for hdf5-mkoctfile.patch right?. I'm curious
>> if the change to LDFLAGS is really necessary in the general case, or
>> is it only there for the one or two packages that intentionally link
>> to hdf5 themselves? I would think only the include path would be
>> required for almost all uses of mkoctfile, in which case it could look
>> more like mkoctfile-mpi.diff (which I think we can actually drop once
>> the hdf5 transition is done).
> Thanks for this feedback. I think you're right because I've had to set
> CPPFLAGS only to build octave rdeps against an unpatched octave. I'll
> test this ASAP and tell you.

You were right. I've have to update hdf5-mkoctfile.patch to use INCFLAGS
instead of CPPFLAGS because the latter is superseded by existing
CPPFLAGS environment variable.

Please find attached an updated version of hdf5-mkoctfile.patch. I've
tested it against the build of dynare which is a rdep of liboctave-dev.


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