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bug #50580: lrelease is searched for in wrong directory

Submitted by:  Martin Castillo <castilma>
Submitted on:  Sat 18 Mar 2017 07:14:17 PM UTC  
Category: GUISeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Build Failure
Status: Works For MeAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 4.2.1Operating System: GNU/Linux

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Tue 23 May 2017 12:45:08 PM UTC, comment #7:


I do not use build-dep anymore because it installs other things that aren't needed for building octave and it misses some packages (like bison!). So I also try to keep a list of the packages needed. So far my last was the same as the one in the wiki http://wiki.octave.org/Octave_for_Debian_systems , but it needs to change now, it seems.

Juan Pablo Carbajal <juanpi>
Project Member
Mon 22 May 2017 03:18:17 PM UTC, comment #6:

Debian and Ubuntu octave packages are built using Qt 4. They will probably transition to Qt 5 in the next Debian release cycle (later this year).

`apt build-dep octave` lags behind current releases and newly added dependencies. I always try to maintain my own full list of dependencies that doesn't depend on which source package I'm dealing with (have they used Qt 4 or 5? does the native version build with portaudio or not?)

This could be listed on wiki.octave.org/Debian, if you can figure out a way to make it clear that there is a set of packages to build against Qt 4, and a different set to build against Qt 5.

Feel free to look at https://github.com/mtmiller/octave-snapshot/blob/master/guest-bootstrap.sh for dependencies needed to build the default branch (in Ubuntu 14.04 at the moment).

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 22 May 2017 03:00:07 PM UTC, comment #5:


install qttools5-dev-tools? It may be that the packager (Debian or Ubuntu) needs to update their package dependency list.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 22 May 2017 02:43:19 PM UTC, comment #4:

It seems it is solved by installing qttools5-dev-tools maybe it should be added to the dependencies (at least in Debian based systems)

Juan Pablo Carbajal <juanpi>
Project Member
Mon 22 May 2017 02:33:19 PM UTC, comment #3:

Please re-open

Same problem here
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 17.04
Release: 17.04
Codename: zesty

the requested output

Juan Pablo Carbajal <juanpi>
Project Member
Mon 03 Apr 2017 12:17:14 AM UTC, comment #2:

No response. Closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sat 25 Mar 2017 07:52:59 PM UTC, comment #1:

Can you paste the results of "egrep '^(QT|MOC|UIC|LREL|RCC)' Makefile" in the build directory? Do you have a config.cache file left over from a previous build? Have you recently installed or uninstalled any Qt related packages? Did you intend to build Octave with Qt 5, and do you have the qttools5-dev-tools packages installed?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Sat 18 Mar 2017 07:14:17 PM UTC, original submission:

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04. I tried to compile release-4-2-1 from the repo. the build fails with

before that, I tried the 4.2.0 tarball. same problem.

Martin Castillo <castilma>


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