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bug #61551: [octave forge] (video) pkg update error for video about "error_state"

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 25 Nov 2021 01:15:26 AM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Unexpected Error or Warning
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  dev
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Mon 29 Nov 2021 07:32:44 AM UTC, comment #4: 

2.0.2 is released, closing as fixed

Andreas Weber <andy1978>
Project Member
Sun 28 Nov 2021 06:45:58 PM UTC, comment #3: 
Andreas Weber <andy1978>
Project Member
Fri 26 Nov 2021 09:02:19 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks for pointing out, I've removed the references here: https://sourceforge.net/p/octave/video/ci/c968b2894025e0ec48da9eef73d08296ec474900/

Andreas Weber <andy1978>
Project Member
Thu 25 Nov 2021 01:47:30 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The global 'error_state' variable has been useless for quite some time now.  It's been removed on the default branch (what will become version 8.1 in about a year).  Since about 6 years ago, it has never had a value other than 0 in Octave code and is no longer useful for checking whether an error has occurred because exceptions are thrown, so checking the state of a variable after an error occurs is not useful except inside a 'catch' clause that handles 'octave::execution_exception'.

All uses of this variable should be removed from the video package and any other packages that still use it.  You should have been seeing a warning at compile time about it being deprecated since before version 6 was released (it was marked as deprecated in May 2019).

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Thu 25 Nov 2021 01:15:26 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hello Octave, this is happening now with pkg update for GNU Octave Version: 8.0.0 (hg id: e27be169feff).

cap_ffmpeg_wrapper.cc:204:9: error: use of undeclared identifier 'error_state'
  if (! error_state)
cap_ffmpeg_wrapper.cc:538:9: error: use of undeclared identifier 'error_state'
  if (! error_state)
cap_ffmpeg_wrapper.cc:618:7: error: use of undeclared identifier 'error_state'
  if (error_state)
3 errors generated.


error: pkg: error running 'make' for the video package
error: called from
    configure_make at line 110 column 9
    install at line 202 column 7
    pkg at line 570 column 9
    pkg at line 729 column 11



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2021-11-29 andy1978 Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2021-11-28 andy1978 StatusNone => Fixed
    2021-11-25 jwe Summarypkg update error for video about "error_state" => [octave forge] (video) pkg update error for video about "error_state"

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