> Qscintilla isn't necessary to build Octave. If it isn't found you may have reduced functionality in the GUI's code editor, but it won't stop the build process.
> Since you are on a Debian system, you could try
> apt-get build-dep octave
> which will pull in all the packages you need to build Octave.
> However, if the problem is that the upgrade process has broken packages, but they are still listed as installed, then this won't work because the root problem is not missing packages, but broken ones.
> If another poster is correct, that you need to re-install packages, then you could re-install your entire system with
> dpkg -l | perl -ane 'print $F," "' > pkg.list
> apt-get --reinstall install `cat pkg.list`
As I mentioned in a previous post, the build process fails if I just keep going.
Thanks for the suggestion Rik, however I do not think re-installing
the whole system is the way to go, and I do not think such
recommendations should be given lightly.
I compile many other programs and only Octave is somehow failing to
detect qscintilla. I read there were some changes in the compilation
flags, could this be the issue?
Just to make sure -- after the upgrade did you get a fresh clone of the repo? I think at least you may want
to re-run ./bootstrap....