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Re: make check failure for octave 2.9.6 under Mac OS X 10.4

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: make check failure for octave 2.9.6 under Mac OS X 10.4
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 23:17:12 -0400

On 26-Jun-2006, Marius Schamschula wrote:

| Thanks for the heads up on cvs for octave-forge. The build was a lot  
| cleaner.
| The only warnings I get (however, a lot of these) are like:
| warning: 'print_usage' is deprecated (declared at / 
| usr/local/test/include/octave-2.9.6/octave/defun-int.h:38)

I suspect there are a lot of functions that have not yet been adapted
to take advantage of Octave's new print_usage function which no longer
requires an argument.

| When I launch octave 2.9.6 with octave-forge installed I get
| error: couldn't link module /usr/local/test/libexec/octave/2.9.6/site/ 
| oct/powerpc-apple-darwin8.6.0/octave-forge/symbols.oct
| error: evaluating argument list element number 2

I have no clue about why this might be happening.  I know
approximately nothing about how dynamic linking is supposed to work on
OS X systems.

| BTW: I had to add -lmetis to build octave. The configure script does  
| not check for metis, even though it is needed for CHOLMOD.

The metis library is NOT required (it is not free software so I would
not recommend depending on it).  However, you (or whoever built
cholmod for you) may have may have configured cholmod to link with


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