Description of problem:
The new major version 3.2.0 of Octave was released on the 6th June 2009, and a bugfix release 3.2.2 in July. The new release includes a lot of new features, in particular I need the Object Oriented Programming support for MATLAB compatibility.
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It's been in rawhide for two months. If you really want it, pull the SRPM from koji and compile it yourself for F11.
Link to koji builds
Newest SRPM at the moment is
(In reply to comment #1)
> It's been in rawhide for two months. If you really want it, pull the SRPM from
> koji and compile it yourself for F11.
I knew that, but I was thinking that a package for Fedora 11 may be useful also for other Octave users since F11 it's going to be supported for ~ other 6 months.
If you don't want to risk regressions and are going to close the bug as "WONTFIX", I'll install this 34 extra packages and rebuild it, no problem :)
Thanks for your interest,
OK, I'm working on an update for octave F-11. For reference is a list of packages that need to be rebuilt for the new octave:
# repoquery --whatrequires --all --alldeps octave
1. I will start with rebuilding octave (in progress)
2. Then request a buildroot override for octave from rel-eng.
3. Work on rebuilding all the above packages.
4. Push all as a single update to updates-testing via bodhi.
5. Get as much feedback as possible, once enough karma reached, will push to stable.
Buildroot override tagging requested: http://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/ticket/2515
Cc'ing Orion (owns plplot, GMT).
Also Cc D Hayley, owner of mathgl.
Orion: I successfully made a scratch builds of plplot:
against new octave 3.2.3 let me know if OK to commit, rebuild and add to update.
Ulrich: I successfully made a scratch build of pfstools against new octave:
let me know if OK to commit, rebuild and add to update.
I have also rebuilt my own package, octave-forge successfully:
Note that all these updates will be pushed to updates-testing to get a good shakedown and will make sure that no broken deps exist before pushing to stable.
Regarding remaining 2 deps:
* qtoctave: only looks for octave at run-time and doesn't require API versioning, so shouldn't need to be added for this update.
* mathgl: doesn't appear to compile against octave 3.2.3, I have opened up a bug against this package (bug #529522) and since this was against the same version as in rawhide/F-12, this means that it is already broken in F-12 in any case, since it seemed to never be rebuilt against the new octave. So it needs to be fixed in any case.
(In reply to comment #7)
> Ulrich: I successfully made a scratch build of pfstools against new octave:
> let me know if OK to commit, rebuild and add to update.
Sure, commit it. Then we'll have no breakage. I'll in any case hope to update pfstools to the current upstream version before F12.
(In reply to comment #7)
> Orion: I successfully made a scratch builds of plplot:
> and GMT:
> against new octave 3.2.3 let me know if OK to commit, rebuild and add to
Sure, go ahead. Thanks.
(In reply to comment #9)
> (In reply to comment #7)
> > Orion: I successfully made a scratch builds of plplot:
> > http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1752572
> > and GMT:
> > http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1752611
> > against new octave 3.2.3 let me know if OK to commit, rebuild and add to
> > update.
> Sure, go ahead. Thanks.
OK, done. All are now ready except for mathgl, which I may have to omit for the time being (at least for the update in updates-testing) because it depends on a new swig build.
plplot-5.9.5-1.fc11,pfstools-1.7.0-8.fc11,GMT-4.5.0-4.fc11,octave-forge-20090607-15.fc11,octave-3.2.3-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
OK, now successfully rebuilt mathgl (as new SWIG appeared in F-11) and added to update:
so the entire update should be ready to go without causing any breakage, so please test as much as possible. (I set the autokarma to 5 to make sure that we get a large number of +1 karma points before pushing).
(note the new update with mathgl has yet to go to updates-testing, should be in the next push)
By the way, if this works for you, please go to the bodhi update and give the update some more karma points. That way the update will get pushed more quickly. Initial testing by at least 3 others seems promising.
I deliberately set the autokarmism higher (to 5 rather than 3) to be sure it's well tested. If you have an Fedora Account, your votes will go directly towards that total, if you don't have an account but want to leave feedback, they will still be recorded as positive karma but don't go towards the total, but I will see the points and can push it manually if the general feedback seems good.
I hope F-11 doesn't suffer from the same problem as in bug 524493...
(In reply to comment #15)
> I hope F-11 doesn't suffer from the same problem as in bug 524493...
On F-11 I ran the /etc/cron.daily/prelink cron job to force prelinking:
$ grep octave /var/log/prelink/prelink.log
And then re-ran octave, and it all seems fine.
mathgl-1.9-6.fc11.1, plplot-5.9.5-1.fc11, pfstools-1.7.0-8.fc11, GMT-4.5.0-4.fc11, octave-forge-20090607-15.fc11, octave-3.2.3-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.