port upgrade octave fails

Michael Dickens michaelld at macports.org
Wed Apr 29 07:41:27 PDT 2015

Hi Joerg - Can you try:
sudo port clean octave
sudo port install octave +gcc48
and see if that helps. Sometimes it does, though I kinda doubt it will
in your case. If not, then do a search <
https://trac.macports.org/search > to see if someone else has already
reported the same (or very similar) issue; and, if not found then create
a new ticket < https://trac.macports.org/newticket > and list my email
as "owner" & we'll try to figure this issue out. If this fails again,
then one item (beyond the build log created by MacPorts) that would be
useful to have attached to the (new) ticket is the file
"~/Desktop/octave-config.log.tar.bz2" created by:
(cd $(port work octave)/octave-* && tar jcf
~/Desktop/octave-config.log.tar.bz2 config.log)
Hope this helps! - MLD

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015, at 08:03 AM, j. van den hoff wrote:
> I just did a `port selfupdate; port upgrade outdated' run under macos  
> 10.10.3 on a mac pro. `octave' fails like this during the configure phase 
> (final section of main.log):
> 8<------------------------------
> :info:configure checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77  
> compiler... no
> :info:configure checking whether /opt/local/bin/gfortran-mp-4.8 accepts  
> -g... no
> :info:configure checking how to get verbose linking output from  
> /opt/local/bin/gfortran-mp-4.8... configure: WARNING: compilation failed
> :info:configure
> :info:configure checking for Fortran 77 libraries of  
> /opt/local/bin/gfortran-mp-4.8...
> :info:configure checking for dummy main to link with Fortran 77  
> libraries... none
> :info:configure checking for Fortran 77 name-mangling scheme...
> configure:  
> error: in  
> `/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_math_octave/octave/work/octave-3.8.2':
> :info:configure configure: error: cannot compile a simple Fortran program
> :info:configure See `config.log' for more details
> :info:configure Command failed:  cd  
> "/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_math_octave/octave/work/octave-3.8.2" 
> && ./configure --prefix=/opt/local --disable-dependency-tracking  
> --with-umfpack="-lumfpack -lSuiteSparse" --enable-docs  
> --enable-strict-warning-flags --disable-silent-rules --without-x  
> --with-opengl --disable-gui --disable-java --with-cholmod="-lcholmod"  
> --with-blas="-lcblas -lf77blas -latlas" --with-lapack="-llapack"
> :info:configure Exit code: 1
> :error:configure Failed to configure octave, consult  
> /opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_math_octave/octave/work/octave-3.8.2/config.log
> :error:configure org.macports.configure for port octave returned:  
> configure failure: command execution failed
> :debug:configure Error code: NONE
> :debug:configure Backtrace: configure failure: command execution failed
>      while executing
> "portconfigure::configure_main org.macports.configure"
>      ("eval" body line 1)
>      invoked from within
> "eval $procedure $targetname"
> :info:configure Warning: targets not executed for octave:  
> org.macports.install org.macports.configure org.macports.build  
> org.macports.destroot
> 8<------------------------------
> it seems the fortran compiler is not found or cannot be used, no? does  
> this require a bug report or am I overlooking something obvious?
> thx/joerg
> ps: the same selfupdate/upgrade does _not_ choke on `octave' on a macbook 
> pro also running 10.10.3...

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