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Re: octave from mercurial: make fails

From: Kjetil brinchmann Halvorsen
Subject: Re: octave from mercurial: make fails
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 19:14:13 +0100

Thanks, trying to follow up on this , am just about typing make again.

But configure reports this:

"configure: WARNING: UNEXPECTED: found nth_element broken in 4.8.1.
Refusing to fix except for g++ 4.8.2."
so configure found a problem with gcc 4.8.1?
Can this have something to do with it?


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM, Mike Miller <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 08, 2013 at 14:19:03 +0100, Kjetil brinchmann Halvorsen wrote:
>> Thanks!
>> did so, ./bootstrap
>> ./configure
>> make
>> but it still fails, with:
>> libtool: link: ranlib parse-tree/.libs/libparser.a
>> libtool: link: `octave-value/octave_value_liboctave_value_la-ov-re-mat.lo'
>> is not a valid libtool object
> I don't have a specific solution for this. However, are you building in
> a directory that had object files from a previous Octave build in it?
> Sometimes things get moved around or changed on the development branch
> such that a partial rebuild won't work. When this happens to me, I
> delete my build directory and start from a clean slate. This is an
> advantage of building outside the source tree.
> You are building inside the source tree, so you could try deleting all
> build product files by hand. You could delete your entire cloned
> directory and start over. Or you could try the "hg purge" extension
> command (be careful, as its help says).
> If having leftover built files from a previous version is indeed the
> problem, try following the out-of-source-tree build model as recommended
> in etc/HACKING.
> HTH,
> --
> mike

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