[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#736393: swig: Generated binding for Octave 3.8 is broken

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at laboissiere.net
Thu Jan 23 07:48:08 UTC 2014

Package: swig
Version: 2.0.11-1
Severity: important
Tags: patch upstream
Control: block 736392 by -1

In version 3.8.0, the Octave developers introduced a change in the header 
file version.h that breaks the Octave binding generated by SWIG. In 
particular, this causes the plplot package to FTBFS (see Bug#736392).

A fix for this problem has been committed to the upstream Git repository 
of SWIG [2] and will supposedly appear in the forthcoming version 3.0.0 
[3]. I am filing this bug report anyway, because the Bug#736392 will 
block the transition 3.6 -> 3.8 of the octave package, as required in 
Bug#735557 (hence the severity level "important").


  [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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