Bug 224050 - RFE: define octave(api) in spec
RFE: define octave(api) in spec
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: octave (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Quentin Spencer
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Reported: 2007-01-23 15:26 EST by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.9.9-2.fc7
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Last Closed: 2007-02-20 13:02:17 EST
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Patch to add octave(api) (1.02 KB, patch)
2007-01-23 15:26 EST, Orion Poplawski
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Description Orion Poplawski 2007-01-23 15:26:28 EST
Whenever the octave api changes, all packages built against octave need to get
rebuilt, but this is currently not detected until someone runs the application.
 The attached patch add the octave(api) provides so that packages built against
octave can require a certain version and changes can be detected by repo closure.

Packages built against octave can then use:

%{!?octave_api: %define octave_api %(octave-config -p API_VERSION || echo 0)}

Requires:       octave(api) = %{octave_api}

to explicitly state their requirement.
Comment 1 Orion Poplawski 2007-01-23 15:26:28 EST
Created attachment 146349 [details]
Patch to add octave(api)
Comment 2 Quentin Spencer 2007-02-20 13:02:17 EST
I have just rebuilt the devel branch of octave with this feature added. I
haven't yet decided whether to add this to FC-6 or FC-5 branches, but I'll add a
notification here if I do.

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