[Pkg-octave-devel] Packaging Octave 3.8

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at laboissiere.net
Mon Jan 13 19:18:50 UTC 2014

* Sébastien Villemot <sebastien at debian.org> [2014-01-13 19:01]:

> Le vendredi 10 janvier 2014 à 22:29 +0100, Rafael Laboissiere a écrit :
>> The list is below, generated automatically using the version numbers 
>> currently in unstable. I hope it is complete.
> [snip]
> That sounds good. Rafael, can you please commit it (removing liboctave1 
> from the current list)?


> Of course we will have to update versions in this list for every new 
> upload (or even binNMU) until the transition starts. This is a bit 
> tedious but we have no other choice.

Sure, it will be tedious.  It would be great if there was a better way of 
doing this, like in the case of packages that depend on libraries with 
versioned names.  However, Octave-dependent packages containing *.oct and 
*.mex are special in the sense that they need the interpreter in order to 
work. Too bad.


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