[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#736392: octave-plplot: FTBFS with Octave 3.8

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at laboissiere.net
Thu Jan 23 07:29:41 UTC 2014

Package: octave-plplot
Version: 5.9.9-5+b1
Severity: serious
Tags: upstream
Justification: fails to build from source
Control: block 735557 by -1

The current version of the plplot package FTBFS when built against the 
octave package 3.8.0-2, currently in experimental.  This will block the 
transition of octave 3.6 -> 3.8, as required in Bug#735557.

This problem with the upstream sources of plplot happens because there 
was a change in the header file version.h of Octave that triggered a bug 
in SWIG [1], the wrapper used for generating the Octave binding for 
PLplot.  The SWIG developpers have fixed this bug in Git [2] and 
announced that this fix will be included in the next release [3].  I 
suppose that a simple recompilation of plplot against the forthcoming 
release of SWIG will fix the present bug.


[1] http://sourceforge.net/p/swig/bugs/1353/ 
[2] https://github.com/swig/swig/commit/5b167cc12daf9ea275c17fedaefc975450613ab2.patch 
[3] http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=31845761

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