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trouble building octave

From: Leo Butler
Subject: trouble building octave
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 16:05:31 +0100 (BST)
User-agent: Alpine 1.10 (DEB 962 2008-03-14)


After cloning the dev sources, I tried to build
Octave, but ran into this problem. Is this error
being caused by (an out-of-date) git and the bootstrap script assumes something about git that
it should check for?


address@hidden ~/hg/mercurial-1.5.2/hg clone
*** failed to import extension hgext.imerge: No module named imerge
real URL is
destination directory: octave
requesting all changes
adding changesets
adding manifests
adding file changes
added 10956 changesets with 76781 changes to 7772 files
updating to branch default
*** failed to import extension hgext.imerge: No module named imerge
2481 files updated, 0 files merged, 0 files removed, 0 files unresolved
address@hidden cd octave/
address@hidden ./
generating source lists for liboctave/Makefile...
generating doc/interpreter/
generating src/DLD-FUNCTIONS/
./bootstrap: Bootstrapping from checked-out octave sources...
./bootstrap: getting gnulib files...
fatal: cannot copy /usr/share/git-core/templates/info/exclude to
address@hidden git --version
git version

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