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bug #37815: octave.jar not found using ./run-octave with VPATH builds

Submitted by:  Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Submitted on:  Sun 25 Nov 2012 11:24:02 PM UTC  
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Philip Nienhuis Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Fri 07 Dec 2012 06:26:23 AM UTC, comment #2:

Fixed in this changeset (http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/5238ff93777d).

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Fri 07 Dec 2012 01:36:53 AM UTC, comment #1:

The problem seems only to exist for development builds. If I create a distribution tarball, unpack the tarball into a source dir, configure in a build dir referencing the source dir, then it works as expected. This might give a clue as to how to solve the problem.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sun 25 Nov 2012 11:24:02 PM UTC, original submission:

When using ./run-octave, with separate source and build dirs, invoking a Java function errors out complaining about octave.jar:

However, octave.jar lives in the development tree, ./octdev/scripts/java/octave.jar
Indeed, copying octave.jar to the source tree (./octave/scripts/java/) makes all Java commands work.

This situation will lead to problems as soon as there are formal tests for the Java functions and a 'make check' is performed right after building.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-12-07 rik5 StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2012-12-07 rik5 StatusNone => Confirmed
        Summaryoctave.jar not found using ./run-octave => octave.jar not found using ./run-octave with VPATH builds

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