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Re: [PATCH 3/3] gnu: Add octave and dependencies

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] gnu: Add octave and dependencies
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:42:17 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 05:14:57PM +0100, John Darrington wrote:
> The octave build system is rather naive.  These propagated inputs don't 
> actually
> *need* to be present at configure/build time.  But the ./configure (rather 
> stupidly IMO)
> checks for their presence, and turns off the relevant features if they are 
> not found.
> Therefore, one must declare them as native-inputs just to keep ./configure 
> happy AND
> as propagated inputs because they are called in a pipe from the octave 
> program itself.

Would it be reasonable to patch the lines in which external programs are
called, replacing the program name by its complete path with a well-chosen
Then one would not need to propagate the inputs.


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