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bug #45856: [octave forge] (communications) build failure with dev octave on ls-oct-ascii.h

Submitted by:  John Donoghue <lostbard>
Submitted on:  Tue 01 Sep 2015 07:48:53 PM UTC  
Category: Octave Forge PackageSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Build Failure
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Originator Name: JohnDOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 4.2.0Operating System: Any

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Wed 03 Jan 2018 09:50:39 AM UTC, comment #10:

Octave 4.2.1 hera
install communications pkg in octave fail
due to missing base-lu.h file

Can anyone help?

Conan <windsfk>
Sun 17 Sep 2017 02:24:07 PM UTC, comment #9:

Yes - last release of communications was in 2015

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Sun 17 Sep 2017 07:55:50 AM UTC, comment #8:

I'm running 4.2.1 (hg_id 1327ea4f5a93) on Linux and I'm getting the missing base-lu.h file when running:

pkg install -forge communications

Is the patch still required for 4.2.1?

Sun 02 Jul 2017 02:19:19 PM UTC, comment #7:

What OS, what version of communication, how did you add the patches, and what error do you get attempting to install ?

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Sun 02 Jul 2017 02:46:32 AM UTC, comment #6:

Octave 4.2.1 here. Cannot build the communications package, even with patches from mxe-octave bellow.

Leo <muttoni>
Thu 24 Nov 2016 03:16:27 PM UTC, comment #5:

Still an issue with communications, if installing via octave forge with octave 4.2.0

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Wed 31 Aug 2016 08:32:13 PM UTC, comment #4:

I checked in this temporary fix for mxe-octave:


I'm not claiming this patch is complete or the best fix, but it does allow me to build the communications package with mxe-octave now.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Tue 28 Jun 2016 08:28:20 PM UTC, comment #3:

In later dev octave, issues also appear with other files that have changed:

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Thu 03 Sep 2015 05:21:14 PM UTC, comment #2:

How about this

(file #34805)

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Tue 01 Sep 2015 11:39:45 PM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed on hg default branch, thanks for testing. Will add a test to configure to detect whether the header should be "ls-oct-ascii.h" or "ls-oct-text.h".

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 01 Sep 2015 07:48:53 PM UTC, original submission:

Attempting to build communications 1.2.1 against current dev branch of octave fails as it can not find header "ls-oct-ascii.h"

This file was removed in dev octave via commit

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member


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file #34805:  of-communications-1-fixes.patch added by lostbard (2KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun 13 Aug 2017 01:21:04 PM UTCjweSummarycommunications package: build failure with dev octave on ls-oct-ascii.h=>[octave forge] (communications) build failure with dev octave on ls-oct-ascii.h
    Thu 24 Nov 2016 03:16:27 PM UTClostbardReleasedev=>4.2.0
    Thu 03 Sep 2015 05:21:14 PM UTClostbardAttached File-=>Added of-communications-1-fixes.patch, #34805
    Tue 01 Sep 2015 11:39:45 PM UTCmtmillerStatusNone=>Confirmed
      Assigned toNone=>mtmiller
      Summary[octave forge] communications package build failure with dev octave=>communications package: build failure with dev octave on ls-oct-ascii.h

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