bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #32800, dependency on fftw-dev not...


bug #32800: dependency on fftw-dev not properly checked.

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 16 Mar 2011 08:58:26 AM UTC  
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Segfault, Bus Error, etc.
Status:  Invalid Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  3.4.0
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Wed 16 Mar 2011 02:26:33 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Closing this bug report as invalid per original submitter's request.

Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <jordigh>
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Wed 16 Mar 2011 12:44:52 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Please ignore this bug report, the problem was with wrongly configured machine, and is not a problem of the Octave configuration. The problem was that some proprietary software installed a different version of libfftw.

Sorry for the noise.

Alois Schlögl <schloegl>
Wed 16 Mar 2011 08:58:26 AM UTC, original submission:  

I compiled the release 3.4.0 with --enable-openmp on debian squeeze without error. Starting it worked fine, but doing any fft caused crashing Octave with a segmentation fault.

However, the problem went away after I installed the package
   fftw-dev  (and fftw2)

libfftw3-3 and libfftw3-dev where already installed previously.
It seems the dependencies during configure were not properly checked. Or if fft is not supported, it would be nice if Octave could handle it more gracefully (e.g. with an error message) instead of a crash.


P.S.: I did not check whether the problem occurs also without openmp enabled.



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