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bug #43154: license() checks for OCTAVE_FORGE_VERSION

Submitted by:  Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Submitted on:  Fri 05 Sep 2014 02:56:22 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Fri 03 Oct 2014 04:26:13 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Since no one commented on the patch, I've pushed it. See cset 6dfce51a7b40


Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Sun 28 Sep 2014 09:32:50 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I have a patch for this, but it ignores the toogle option of the test command. I don't really make sense of it, it seems like a command to disable some installations from accessing some installed toolboxes.

My patch simply ignores that option, so that as long as a package is installed and loaded, it returns true. Should I push it?

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Sun 28 Sep 2014 06:24:30 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Ah! I was trying to do this but using "pkg describe -verbose" which does not return the license field.

I guess we could but the fact that no one has found this after so many years would suggest me that it's one of the least important things. On the other hand, a small simple issie for Sunday evening.

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Wed 24 Sep 2014 11:37:35 PM UTC, comment #1: 

We could have this function iterate over the results of pkg("list") instead. The returned struct array contains the names and licenses of each installed package. Name -> "feature" I guess? Just an idea.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 05 Sep 2014 02:56:22 PM UTC, original submission:  

I'm not sure what to make of this function as licensing is not really an issue in Octave.

But the functionclaims that it should list the available packages but does not. It seems that it was designed for older times and checking the license for the whole Octave Forge rather than individual packages.

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member


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file #32195:  license.patch added by carandraug (11KiB - text/x-patch)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-10-03 carandraug StatusNone => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2014-09-28 carandraug Attached File- => Added license.patch, #32195

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