Installing Octave is followed by an attempt to install an old devel version of Octave

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Fri Jul 8 20:56:13 PDT 2016

Today I installed octave (over some old versions) and octave-signal (signal processing toolbox).

Octave installed without whining about conflicting Fortran compilers. Thanks to somebody for fixing that.

However, when installing both octave and octave-signal, an attempt was made to install what looks to me like an old devel version, so lines like this appeared, in the case of octave-signal. I recall that for octave, something like these lines appeared then an attempt to install the devel version of 4.0.2 which also failed.

I don't see anything octave-related that is currently not working on my machine but I thought I would report these results anyway.


--->  Activating octave-signal @1.3.2_0
--->  Cleaning octave-signal
--->  Updating database of binaries
--->  Scanning binaries for linking errors
--->  Found 29 broken file(s), matching files to ports   
--->  Found 1 broken port(s), determining rebuild order
--->  Rebuilding in order
     octave-devel-release @4.0.0 +app+atlas+gfortran+graphicsmagick+qt4gui+sound-fltk-java
--->  Computing dependencies for octave-devel-release
--->  Building octave-devel-release
Error: for port octave-devel-release returned: command execution failed
Please see the log file for port octave-devel-release for details:
Error: Unable to upgrade port: 1
Error rebuilding octave-devel-release
    while executing
"error "Error rebuilding $portname""
    (procedure "revupgrade_scanandrebuild" line 395)
    invoked from within
"revupgrade_scanandrebuild broken_port_counts $opts"
    (procedure "macports::revupgrade" line 5)
    invoked from within
"macports::revupgrade $opts"
    (procedure "action_revupgrade" line 2)
    invoked from within
"action_revupgrade $action $portlist $opts"
    (procedure "action_target" line 96)
    invoked from within
"$action_proc $action $portlist [array get global_options]"
    (procedure "process_cmd" line 103)
    invoked from within
"process_cmd $remaining_args"
    invoked from within
"if { [llength $remaining_args] > 0 } {

    # If there are remaining arguments, process those as a command
    set exit_status [process_cmd $remaining..."
    (file "/opt/local/bin/port" line 5268)

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