[arch-general] What should be done with octave?

Neil Darlow neil at darlow.co.uk
Fri Feb 8 07:44:17 EST 2008


Arch has octave-2.1.73 in extra.

The current stable version of octave is 3.0.0 but it is not backwards 
compatible with the 2.1.x series.

The gcc-4.2.3 migration has broken octave due to a versioned dependency 
on gcc-fortran. Also, the PKGBUILD has no license or md5sum entries.

The octave-2.1.73 PKGBUILD will need fixing but should it be updated to 
3.0.0 and, if so, should a legacy octave2 package be created?

I'm looking for opinions before I file any bug report.

Neil Darlow

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