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Re: Error in Pkg Update

From: Juan Pablo Carbajal
Subject: Re: Error in Pkg Update
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:51:49 +0100

On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 9:32 PM, Thomas D. Dean <address@hidden> wrote:
> Looking at get_forge_pkg.m, line 72, it appears that setdiff(name,n) is
> called and n is not defined.
> The 'else' clause at lines 70 thru 74 is meant to handle the situation where
> name is not known to forge.  This should provide a hint for cases like
>     pkg -forge install symbolicz
> and should ask if you meant symbolic.
> I do not have a complete fix, but, the regexp at line 66 should read
> t=regexp (html, "<h3 class=""package_name"" id=""(\\w+)"">", "tokens");
> due to changes in  Trying to pick
> apart a web page to provide a hint is not reliable since the maintainer of
> the web page can not know where is may be parsed.
> Since n is not defined at line 72, I don't know what was intended.
> Any ideas?
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We are trying to pump some effort on pkg this year, would you report
this to the traker, if you haven't done that yet?
Definitely update is something to improve considerably.
Maybe that line was trying to remove package names that weren't in the
online list.

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