Description of problem:
swig 2.0.10 does not produce appropriate code for octave 3.8 (now in EPEL). swig 3.0.0 has support via this commit https://github.com/swig/swig/commit/5b167cc12daf9ea275c17fedaefc975450613ab2.patch which probably could be backported fairly easily.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I can update the swig, but I am not able to check it properly for octave 3.8.0.
The build tests don't cover octave, because it isn't part of RHEL.
If you want to check it, you can use rpms at
Created attachment 934039 [details]
Patch for support Octave 3.8.0
Jitka - Wow, that might be the quickest response I have ever received to a RHEL bug. Thanks!
I built plplot with octave support just fine with your patched swig package, so that did the trick. Thanks again. Now I'm sorry I didn't file it back in January.
I cannot promise that the fix will be at RHEL 7.1.
Please contact Red Hat Product Support ( access.redhat.com ) - this can increase the chances for next minor release.
For tests I did:
* install octave-devel from EPEL 7 repository
* install all BRs (autoconf, automake, boost-devel, dos2unix, gawk, guile-devel,
pcre-devel, perl, perl(Test::More), perl-devel, python-devel, tcl-devel)
* rebuild source RPM,
rpmbuild --rebuild swig-2.0.10-5.el7.src.rpm
Octave tests passed
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
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