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Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#666142: Bug#666142: octave: Please support -mieee option to mkoctfile

On 31/03/12 02:03, Thomas Weber wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 07:07:50PM +1300, Michael Cree wrote:
>> On 30/03/12 06:04, Thomas Weber wrote:
>>> How can I get access to an unstable sid chroot on alpha? Is DSA involved
>>> in this as outlined in http://dsa.debian.org/doc/install-req/?
>> Maybe.  My understanding is that the official Alpha buildd and porterbox
>> are to be decommisioned when they are no longer needed for Lenny, but I
>> don't know if that has happened or not.
> Let's be clear: if I cannot get access to an unstable chroot for an
> architecture, then bug reports for it will simply be closed without any
> action. 

Understood.  I suggest that you do try DSA on the offchance that the
official Alpha porterbox "albeniz" is still available.

If albeniz has been decommissioned then an unofficial Alpha porterbox
will need to be made available to Debian Developers, however I
personally can't attend to that for at least three weeks.

>> Anyway I attach an updated version of the miee patch that applies
>> correctly to octave 3.6.1-4. 
> NACK, sorry. mkoctfile isn't a compiler and doesn't pretend to be one.
> Passing compiler flags directly to it is wrong[tm]. I haven't had time
> to look into it, but I suspect that the bug is actually in
> octave-octcdf, which shouldn't pass -mieee to mkoctfile in the first
> place.

I had wondered myself if the problem may actually be octave-octcdf's use
of -mieee!


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