[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#735557: transition: octave3.8

Sébastien Villemot sebastien at debian.org
Wed Jan 22 21:27:24 UTC 2014

Le samedi 18 janvier 2014 à 18:09 +0100, Rafael Laboissiere a écrit :
> * Rafael Laboissiere <rafael at laboissiere.net> [2014-01-17 16:02]:
> > [snip]
> >
> > Recompilation of package octave-plplot failed.
> This happens because the Octave binding for the PLplot library is built 
> with SWIG and a change in file version.h introduced in 3.8.0 is 
> preventing SWIG of working correctly.  The problem is described in this 
> bug report against SWIG:
>    http://sourceforge.net/p/swig/bugs/1353/
> A bug report against Octave has been filed in the Savannah tracker:
>    https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?41045
> and JWE commited a changeset for coping with the problem:
>    http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/b6b6e0dc700e
> This changeset does not really fixes the compilation of the plplot 
> package, but would allow the SWIG developers to get around the lacking of 
> OCTAVE_API_VERSION_NUMBER definition in version.h.
> In sum, until the problem gets fixed in the swig package, the plplot 
> package will FTBFS with octave 3.8.0.

Can you possibly open a bug against plplot (severity important at this
stage), with a log of the FTBFS and a possibly the explanations above?

Also, the new bug should be marked as blocking the transition bug.


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