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bug #45059: pkg install: no lookfor cache for binary functions if packages are installed as root

Submitted by:  Olaf Till <i7tiol>
Submitted on:  Fri 08 May 2015 07:52:19 PM UTC  
Category: Octave FunctionSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Incorrect Result
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Tue 27 Dec 2016 04:28:47 PM UTC, comment #3:

The issue is still present in Octave 4.2.0, generate_lookfor_cache() is now in scripts/pkg/private/install.m, and apart from this the fix still applies.

Olaf Till <i7tiol>
Project Member
Fri 23 Dec 2016 11:12:38 PM UTC, comment #2:

Is this issue still present in Octave 4.2.0 ?

(I cannot find the file generate_lookfor_cache.m ...)

Hartmut <hardy>
Sun 31 May 2015 04:39:42 PM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed, thanks for noticing. Looks like this has been this way for some time. And since global install is the default on Windows probably affects the MXE Windows build of Octave also.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 08 May 2015 07:52:19 PM UTC, original submission:

In package installation, a lookfor cache is generated for binary functions only if the package is installed by a non-root user, not if it's installed system-wide by root.

The reason is that pkg/private/generate_loofor_cache.m generates caches only under directory 'desc.dir', which in the install-as-root case does not contain the directory with the binary functions.

(You can verify the bug by checking that 'doc-cache' is lacking in the directories of binary function of system-wide installed packages.)


in pkg/private/generate_loofor_cache.m, after the line:

, insert the following:

I don't think that I need to make an own changeset for such a bit, feel free to apply it.


Olaf Till <i7tiol>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun 31 May 2015 04:39:42 PM UTCmtmillerCategoryNone=>Octave Function
      Operating SystemGNU/Linux=>Any
      Summaryno lookfor cache for binary functions if packages are installed as root=>pkg install: no lookfor cache for binary functions if packages are installed as root

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