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bug #56998: [octave forge] (miscellaneous) units function fails with Octave 5.1.0

Submitter:  Rafael Laboissière <rlaboiss>
Submitted:  Sat 05 Oct 2019 11:51:24 AM UTC
Category:  Octave Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
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Wed 16 Oct 2019 08:49:32 PM UTC, comment #5: 

See also bug #55406, which this bug is basically a duplicate of (I wasn't paying attention when this was reported).

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Wed 16 Oct 2019 08:34:31 PM UTC, comment #4: 

See bug #55401, which quotes the miscellaneous package as a use case for the need for this missing feature.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Wed 16 Oct 2019 08:29:54 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I just notices that the  _have_feature_ ("EXEEXT") used to fixed the issue doesnt actually do what was intended - of returning the extension

It will need to change to _octave_config_info_ ("EXEEXT") at least until some other method becomes available

John Donoghue <lostbard>
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Mon 07 Oct 2019 08:24:27 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Time to make a new release of the miscellaneous package?

Rafael Laboissière <rlaboiss>
Sun 06 Oct 2019 11:10:34 PM UTC, comment #1: 

That had already been changed in the repo back in 2017 to use _have_feature_ instead of octave_config_info

I guess its been quite a while since its had a release

John Donoghue <lostbard>
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Sat 05 Oct 2019 11:51:24 AM UTC, original submission:  

The function units in the miscellaneous package fails against Octave 5.1.0:

octave:1> pkg load miscellaneous
octave:2> test units
***** assert (units ("in", "mm"), 25.4)
!!!!! test failed
'octave_config_info' undefined near line 110 column 62

The patch attached to this bug report fixes the problem.

Rafael Laboissière <rlaboiss>


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    2019-10-05 rlaboiss Attached File- Added deprecated-octave-config-info.patch, #47617

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