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

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 11:13:03 EST 2008

Neil Darlow wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

By the way, there are two PKGBUILDs of octave 3 in AUR : octave-devel 
and octave3.

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