Re: [MacPorts] #51424: octave @4.0.2: The file “Info.plist” couldn’t be opened because there is no such file

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Sat May 28 05:38:52 PDT 2016

#51424: octave @4.0.2: The file “Info.plist” couldn’t be opened because there is no
such file
  Reporter:  dohertyt@…  |      Owner:  mcalhoun@…
      Type:  defect      |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal      |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports       |    Version:  2.3.4
Resolution:              |   Keywords:
      Port:  octave      |

Comment (by dohertyt@…):

 I find any recent main.log files using the regular TextEdit utility
 program on my mac by firing it up and then just searching for main.log .
 After using Octave Maintainer mcalhoun suggested commands including that
 "port destroot octave" command, (which I'm unsure of since I think it
 shortcuts things), it produced the main.4.log file with the weird expat
 stuff in it.  Around the time of the build my system also crashed for some
 reason so maybe that was possible reason for the weird looking main.log
 file with expat in it.

 Anyway I went back, did the usual sudo port selfupdate, sudo port clean
 octave, also the other curl, patch, rm commands of mcalhoun and then just
 issued the regular "sudo port install octave" command instead of the
 destroot version of that.   It produced a different kind of main.log file
 which I'm attaching and hopefully will be useful for debugging by mcalhoun
 and/or any others.

 I am so thankful for the help of Octave Maintainer mcalhoun and others on
 this matter!  If we keep at it I'm sure the problem can be found and
 fixed.  I've been advised to just spend a few hundred bucks to move on and
 just get the commercial Matlab but that is a couple of hundred bucks that
 I'd prefer to save if possible, since this activity for now is just for my
 retired hobby purposes.  So far it has been a lot of fun for me to learn
 about such things as package managers, the vast amount of open source
 software, and the community of people and their methods for managing the
 ports!  Even this Trac system for tracking the details of problems is an
 incredibly valuable thing to learn about.   I can imagine a lot of
 applications for it in other domains where detailed means of tracking
 customer and member feedback suggestions is needed toward continuous
 improvements in systems.

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