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[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#714360: Bug#714360: src:octave: does not work with glpk 4.51-1

On 06/28/2013 08:27 AM, Sébastien Villemot wrote:
Package: src:octave
Version: 3.6.4-3
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream
Usertags: glpk
Control: forwarded -1 https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=39038

Octave 3.6.4 is not compatible with the last version of glpk (4.51-1) which is
currently in experimental. Some obsolete functions were removed from glpk, but
Octave still uses them.

As a consequence, the configure script of Octave fails to detect glpk (but
Octave nevertheless compiles), and the resulting Octave binary does not have
the functionality provided by the glpk.m function. I attach a build log for

The severity of this bug report will be raised when the new version of glpk is
uploaded to unstable.

I looked at this problem in the last few days. My assessment was that an expert in glpk could probably make the changes fairly quickly, but it does not look something I could do in a few hours. The API has changed in ways that make it non-obvious to me exactly what changes we need to make. It's not a simple matter of changing the names of a few functions.


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