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bug #63893: [snap] installation of parallel toolbox fails

Submitter:  Ian Proudler <ikproudler>
Submitted:  Wed 08 Mar 2023 10:49:39 AM UTC
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Build Failure
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Ian Proudler Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * 7.1.0 Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Wed 08 Mar 2023 01:29:39 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Regardless of Snap, parallel package is broken.
On 7.3 it has "undefined symbol: num_processors" error


(I assume the fix did not make it to the released package yet).

On 8.1.1 it just would not compile. So we need a new release.


Dmitri A. Sergatskov <dasergatskov>
Wed 08 Mar 2023 11:19:42 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Snap and Octave packages don't play well together if they contain much more than just .m files.
You might get better support by asking on a Snap forum.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Wed 08 Mar 2023 10:49:39 AM UTC, original submission:  

Installing the parallel toolbox via

pkg install -forge parallel

fails with

g++ -pthread -Wall -o octave-pserver octave-pserver.cc
true # without any recipe, make seemingly doesn't always consider the target to be really re-made after this rule was triggered
gcc -c gnulib-wrappers.c -Igl -g -O2 -fPIC
install -D octave-pserver ../bin/octave-pserver
Makefile:223: recipe for target 'octave-pserver' failed
rm fsave.o fload.o __exit__.o
make: Leaving directory '/tmp/oct-c7rvf5/parallel-4.0.1/src'

error: pkg: error running 'make' for the parallel package
error: called from
    configure_make at line 117 column 9
    install at line 202 column 7
    pkg at line 603 column 9

My system:

GNU Octave, version 7.1.0 Copyright
Octave was configured for "x86_64-pc-linux-gnu".
Note this is snap version installed via

snap install octave

Operating System: Kubuntu 22.04
KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.7
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.92.0
Qt Version: 5.15.3
Kernel Version: 5.15.0-67-generic (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 16 × AMD Ryzen 7 5700G with Radeon Graphics
Memory: 27.3 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: RENOIR

Ian Proudler <ikproudler>


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