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bug #38337: Fail to build Octave Forge package due to builddir not found

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 15 Feb 2013 08:39:44 AM UTC  
Category: InterpreterSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Build Failure
Status: FixedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Originator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: dev
Operating System: GNU/Linux

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Thu 17 Oct 2013 09:34:27 PM UTC, comment #6:

The code has been modified to use '!= 0' as suggested by the original reporter. Closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue 14 May 2013 06:47:36 AM UTC, comment #5:

Yes, the report indicates that pkg misinterprets status of canonicalize_file_name.

Olaf Till <i7tiol>
Project Member
Tue 14 May 2013 06:19:11 AM UTC, comment #4:

Do you mean you think this is a bug in pkg rather than optim?

Carlo de Falco <cdf>
Project Member
Tue 14 May 2013 06:06:06 AM UTC, comment #3:

Shouldn't the category of this bug-report be changed?


Olaf Till <i7tiol>
Project Member
Fri 15 Feb 2013 01:57:20 PM UTC, comment #2:

For future reference, "hg revision 16058" only makes sense locally, in your clone. Please refer to the global hash instead, which I guess is 444de2c0af0e. You may just refer to both at once, 16058:444de2c0af0e.

Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
Project Administrator
Fri 15 Feb 2013 12:51:49 PM UTC, comment #1:

Yes, the pkg install command works but pkg build fails with this error. I don't use pkg build, so this was unclear to me at first.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 15 Feb 2013 08:39:44 AM UTC, original submission:

Trying to build octave-optim using the latest (HG revision 16058) fails with this error:

error: cannot find directory <builddir>

although it actually exists. This was remedied by changing

[builddir, status] = canonicalize_file_name (builddir);
if (! status)
error ("cannot find directory %s", builddir);


[builddir, status] = canonicalize_file_name (builddir);
if (status ~= 0)
error ("cannot find directory %s", builddir);

in /usr/share/octave/3.7.2+/m/pkg/private/build.m
At least on my system, status is zero if the file exists and -1 if it doesn't.



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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Thu 17 Oct 2013 09:34:27 PM UTCrik5StatusConfirmed=>Fixed
    Tue 14 May 2013 06:53:52 AM UTCcdfCategoryOctave Forge Package=>Interpreter
    Fri 15 Feb 2013 12:51:49 PM UTCmtmillerStatusNone=>Confirmed

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