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Re: Problem building Octave

From: Dmitri A. Sergatskov
Subject: Re: Problem building Octave
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:23:52 -0600

On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 5:16 PM Nir Krakauer <address@hidden> wrote:
> On an Ubuntu 19.10 machine and following the instructions in [1] with
> the dev version, `make -j2` exits with the error
>   MAKEINFO ../doc/interpreter/
>   TEXI2DVI doc/interpreter/octave.dvi
> /usr/bin/texi2dvi: etex exited with bad status, quitting.
> make[2]: *** [Makefile:31084: doc/interpreter/octave.dvi] Error 1
> make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
> make[2]: Leaving directory '~/octave/.build'
> make[1]: *** [Makefile:27418: all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory '~/octave/.build'
> make: *** [Makefile:11051: all] Error 2
> Any hints as to what could be the problem?

It is a know problem with parallel build. Octave crashed while making
some of the plots
for the docs.
You should be able to finish the build by
running serial make (without j parameter).
The root cause is not clear.


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