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Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] mkoctfile not installed in Wheezy

From: Thomas Weber
Subject: Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] mkoctfile not installed in Wheezy
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 20:24:29 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sat, Dec 01, 2012 at 02:50:55PM +0100, Juan Pablo Carbajal wrote:
> Answering the question would be useful, cause ther eis a lot of effort
> put in making pkg.m more user friendly.
> Is "pkg install" a dev thing?

Assume a package that links to a library not used by Octave
(octave-database used to do this). Then a binary incompatible update to
said library happens in the distribution. Using the octave package
without recompiling it will result in a segfault, with no hint about the

Is this something an average Octave user is supposed to handle? Mind
you, we are talking about people here that are not building Octave
itself from source.


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