[Slackbuilds-users] failure building GNU Octave 3.8.2 with SuiteSparse 4.4.1, temporary workaround included
elyk03 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 17:35:09 UTC 2015
On 1/1/15, Marco Maggi <marco.maggi-ipsu at poste.it> wrote:
> the latest GNU Octave release 3.8.2 fails to build when interfacing
> with the latest SuiteSparse release 4.4.1, because SuiteSparse changed
> interface in multiple places: these two packages have gotten out of
> sync. This is known to Octave's maintainers and a fix might be
> included in the next release, but for now no luck.
> What is SlackBuild's policy for this case? Tell users to use the
> latest compatible versions? Disable support for SuiteSparse in Octave's
> build script?
This is why the latest isn't always the greatest. I have an update
for all of the SuiteSparse pieces, but I abandoned it whenever it
turned out Octave couldn't use the newer version.
Letting upstream know that things are broken seems to me to be the
best approach. Better to let them fix it correctly than for us to
force it to work with patches that may not be correct.
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