Re: Problem with octave-plplot
On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 11:46:23PM +0100, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> The message below reports a bug involving two packages in sarge that are out
> of sync, due to an API-related problem. This is a RC bug (although no bug
> report has been filled) which is fixed in sid. What should we do?
The octave2.1 package is being held back by lack of a powerpc package. No
idea why. I have generally given up following each and every package through
-- we simply have too many architecture to keep this semi-reliable. I told
the poster in a follow-up on octave-help to get himself fresh packages from
For octave-plplot, the dependendies are much messier and releated to gcc 3.4
and the libunwind mess. That is way behind me, but my octave-forge is being
bitten by the same problem.
> Rafael (maintainer of octave-plplot)
> ----- Forwarded message from Rafael Laboissiere <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----
> From: Rafael Laboissiere <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: plplot installation.
> Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 23:36:46 +0100
> To: Peter Jensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Reply-To: Rafael Laboissiere <email@example.com>
> Cc: Octave_post <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Organization: Debian GNU/Linux
> * Peter Jensen <email@example.com> [2004-12-27 21:52]:
> > I have recently installed Debian sarge on my PC at home. Its great.....
> > I managed to install most of my favorite software, including
> > version 2.1.60-1 of octave and version 4.0.0-2 of gnuplot,
> > using the excellent package manager.
> > However I encountered a problem with the installation of plplot.
> > The version of plplot I tried to install was 5.3.1-1 i.e the
> > version belonging to sarge.
> > I got the following error message.
> > octave:3> plinit
> > error: API version api-v8 found in .oct file function `plplot_octave'
> > does not match the running Octave (API version api-v11)
> > this can lead to incorrect results or other failures
> > you can fix this problem by recompiling this .oct file
> > error: failed to install dld function `plplot_octave'
> > error: `plplot_octave' undefined near line 1703 column 1
> > error: called from `plinit'
> > For the sarge release it looks to me like the version of
> > plplot is out of sync with octave.
> Indeed, it is. This problem is already fixed in sid (a.k.a. unstable) with
> the following versions:
> Let us hope that these packages will enter sarge before release.
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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