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bug #54099: [octave forge] (parallel) installation in HPC, undefined symbol: gnutls_srp_base64_decode_alloc

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 11 Jun 2018 04:38:22 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Build Failure
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Ivan Spisso Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  4.2.2
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Fri 29 Jun 2018 06:11:35 PM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks for the report, fixed by this changeset:


Olaf Till <i7tiol>
Project Member
Mon 11 Jun 2018 04:38:22 PM UTC, original submission:


I am trying to install octave in HPC cluster, MArconi A1 bdw based cluser


I have installed octave 4.2.2 with gnutls/

I have tried to install struct-1.0.14.tar.gz + parallel-3.1.2.tar.gz package

Everything seems fine, except at the end when the parallel package has to installed.

The installation fails at the end with

/marconi/home/userinternal/ispisso0/octave/parallel-3.1.2/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-api-v51/parallel_generate_srp_data.oct: failed to load: /marconi/home/userinternal/ispisso0/octave/parallel-3.1.2/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-api-v51/parallel_generate_srp_data.oct: undefined symbol: gnutls_srp_base64_decode_alloc
error: called from

Looking to the installation path

Looking at the installation path


[ispisso0@r000u08l03 ~]$ ls /cineca/prod/opt/libraries/gnutls/3.6.2/gnu--6.1.0/share/man/man3/gnutls_srp_base64_decode*



is missing, but it seems that the API decode_alloc.3 has been replaced in the version 3.4.10 by _decode2.3



I have also tried version gnutls/3.5.8--gnu--6.1.0 but same issue

This bug prevents the use of octave in parallel in our cluster
Find attached the compilation and installation log of octave

Please, let me know if you need some installation / compilation logs





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    Follow 5 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-06-29 i7tiol StatusNone => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-06-11 mtmiller Carbon-CopyRemoved 80942 => -
    2018-06-11 mtmiller SummaryProblem in installation of parallel-3.1.2.tar.gz + octave 4.2.2 in HPC, undefined symbol: gnutls_srp_base64_decode_alloc => [octave forge] (parallel) installation in HPC, undefined symbol: gnutls_srp_base64_decode_alloc
    2018-06-11 None Attached File- => Added BUILD_LOGS, #44358

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