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bug #51917: [octave forge website] Wrong link to NaN repository

Submitter:  Rafael Laboissière <rlaboiss>
Submitted:  Sat 02 Sep 2017 07:11:49 AM UTC
Category:  Octave Forge website Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * other Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Sun 18 Dec 2022 08:57:51 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I think that this bug report is obsolete and should be closed.

Indeed, the official website for the Octave packages has been moved to https://packages.octave.org/. At that page, the link to the nan package is the correct one: https://gnu-octave.github.io/packages/nan/

Rafael Laboissière <rlaboiss>
Tue 13 Dec 2022 05:37:03 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Link fix?  All still bug?

Tue 08 Dec 2020 05:29:54 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Redirected here by Kai from #59484

I think I have identified the source of this issue as line 21 in this file: https://sourceforge.net/p/octave/project-web/ci/default/tree/htdocs/templates/Makefile

Line 20 above it greps the package's DESCRIPTION file for the name of the package, line 21 converts it to lowercase, and this is then stored as the package's name in the Makefile.

However, I'm reluctant to 'fix' this myself by simply removing this line, as I'm pretty sure it would break all the other packages instead.

Obviously it could be fixed by adding a hacky if statement of sorts specifically for this package, but I'm guessing the regrettable but more appropriate solution might simply be to ask Alois to rename the repository for the sake of consistency.

(I also note that there is only one other package with a capital letter, which is MacOSX, but this does not seem to be listed on the octave forge website anyway).

Tasos Papastylianou <tpapastylianou>
Sat 02 Sep 2017 07:11:49 AM UTC, original submission:  

In the 'Packages' page of the OF website [1], the link to the Mercurial repository of the nan package is wrong:


It should be instead:




1. https://octave.sourceforge.io/packages.php

Rafael Laboissière <rlaboiss>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-11-19 siko1056 Dependencies- bugs #59484 is dependent
    2020-06-21 mtmiller CategoryOctave website Octave Forge website
        Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor
        Item GroupNone Documentation
        StatusNone Confirmed
        Operating SystemOther Any
    2017-09-02 rik5 Carbon-CopyRemoved 72865 -
    2017-09-02 rik5 CategoryNone Octave website

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