[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#816534: octave: Documentation on numerical integration missing in GUI

Mike Miller mtmiller at debian.org
Wed Mar 2 20:34:26 UTC 2016

Control: tags -1 + confirmed

On Wed, Mar 02, 2016 at 19:17:50 +0100, Torquil Macdonald Sørensen wrote:
> In the Octave GUI, the documentation for "Numerical Integration" does
> not appear for some reason. If I run "info octave" in a terminal and
> select "Numerical Integration", I do get a short description along with
> links to more specific topics.
> But if I click on "Numerical Integration" in the "Documentation" tab in
> the Octave GUI, I get a page which is almost blank, with no links.
> Something seems to be wrong with that specific documentation page in the
> GUI.

I get the same thing for chapters 23 "Numerical Integration" through 26

It is something in the info file itself, but I don't know what.

If I copy and uncompress /usr/share/info/octave.info* in another
directory, and run octave --info-file=/path/to/octave.info, I get the
same bad result. If I run a different self-compiled copy of Octave, I
get the same bad result.

But if I run /usr/bin/octave --info-file=/path/to/another/octave.info, I
get the correct result. I've tested with the original info files in the
octave source package, and with info files built by my own builds of
different versions of Octave.

Any texinfo experts know what happened here?


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