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Re: Seg Fault

From: Markus Mützel
Subject: Re: Seg Fault
Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 19:33:03 +0200

Am 15. Mai 2021 um 19:20 Uhr schrieb "Mike Miller":
> Markus Mützel:
> > Did you recently update to a newer Octave version?
> > In that case, it's necessary to re-compile the binaries that are part of 
> > any installed package. That might explain why it is no longer crashing 
> > after "pkg uninstall" and "pkg install -forge".
> That seems like a problem for a stable bug fix update. It's usually
> expected that oct files compiled for Octave version 6.1 will still
> work with version 6.x without recompiling.

I agree.
It's not clear to me which version the OP updated from (or if they updated at 
all). I was assuming they updated from a version prior to Octave 6.x.
Binaries compiled with an older major version of Octave are probably not 
expected to work in a newer (major) version (and vice versa). Is a segfault the 
expected behavior though?

IIRC, starting with Octave 7, package binaries will be installed in paths that 
depend on the major version number by default. So that error might be somewhat 
mitigated in the future.


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