octave3.2 FTBFS on powerpc
The octave3.2 package failed to build from source on powerpc  with the
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libarpack2-dev: Depends: libarpack2 but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages
Indeed, libarpack2 is broken on powerpc because of a lacking libopenmpi1
dependency. If I understand it correctly, the bin-NMU 2.1+parpack96.dfsg-2+b1
of the arpack package was intended to remedy this, but it also FTBFS  with:
Setting up libopenmpi-dev (1.3.2-2) ...
update-alternatives: error: alternative mpicc can't be slave of mpi: it is a master alternative.
I simply do not understand the error message above. Perhaps we should
just try the bin-NMU again. At any rate, I think tht the following would
dw octave3.2_3.2.0-1 . powerpc . -m 'arpack (>= 2.1+parpack96.dfsg-2+b1)'