bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #40623, octcdf: 'pkg unload octcdf' does...


bug #40623: octcdf: 'pkg unload octcdf' does not refresh symbol table

Submitted by:  Muhali <muhali>
Submitted on:  Mon 18 Nov 2013 02:26:17 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Wed 10 Jun 2015 03:01:54 PM UTC, comment #5: 

This is corrected here:


For you for reporting and the fix.

Alexander Barth <abarth>
Fri 14 Feb 2014 05:55:42 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Thanks for that example, I plan to add the same feature to the communications package.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 14 Feb 2014 05:29:17 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I'm adding the maintainer of the octcdf package to the package.

If backwards compatibility is of interest here, the same approach as the one being taken by the sockets package may be useful, i.e., PKG_ADD and PKG_DEL is done the following way:

// PKG_ADD: autoload ("SOCK_STREAM", which ("socket"));
// PKG_DEL: try; autoload ("SOCK_STREAM", which ("socket"), "remove"); catch; end;

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Fri 14 Feb 2014 04:23:29 AM UTC, comment #2: 

The 3-argument form of autoload is now released with Octave 3.8.0, so octcdf can provide a PKG_DEL script that does the inverse autoload function for unloading the package.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Thu 21 Nov 2013 12:03:12 AM UTC, comment #1: 

That's because those functions are added with autoload which did not had a reverse function. See http://octave.1599824.n4.nabble.com/reverse-of-autoload-td1635126.html

This inverse is autoload with a 3rd argument "remove" which was has already been implemented


But not yet released.

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Mon 18 Nov 2013 02:26:17 PM UTC, original submission:  

When doing

pkg load octcdf
pkg unload octcdf
which ncdim

octave still knows about 'ncdim', although octcdf has actually been removed from the path.

Muhali <muhali>


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    2015-06-10 mtmiller StatusConfirmed => Fixed
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    2014-02-14 mtmiller StatusNone => Confirmed
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