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Bug 1797854 - octave-symbolic: FTBFS in Fedora rawhide
Summary: octave-symbolic: FTBFS in Fedora rawhide
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: octave-symbolic
Version: 32
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Sailer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1799823 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: F32FTBFS
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-02-04 03:31 UTC by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2020-03-16 20:36 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: octave-symbolic-2.9.0-1.fc32
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Last Closed: 2020-03-16 20:36:12 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Orion Poplawski 2020-02-04 03:31:39 UTC
Description of problem:
Package octave-symbolic fails to build from source in Fedora rawhide.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:
koji build --scratch f32 octave-symbolic-2.8.0-4.fc32.src.rpm

Additional info:
This package is tracked by Koschei. See:

>>>>> processing /builddir/build/BUILDROOT/octave-symbolic-2.8.0-4.fc32.noarch/usr/share/octave/packages/symbolic-2.8.0/finiteset.m
***** test
 e = finiteset();
 s = finiteset(sym(1));
 s2 = e + s;
 assert (isequal (s, s2))
!!!!! test failed
Python exception: TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for +: 'Singleton' and 'FiniteSet'
    occurred at line 8 of the Python code block:
    return x + y

This appears to have happened with the sympy 1.5 update.

Comment 1 Orion Poplawski 2020-02-04 03:35:13 UTC
Filed upstream:

Comment 2 Orion Poplawski 2020-02-08 19:36:10 UTC
*** Bug 1799823 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2020-02-11 16:36:07 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 32 development cycle.
Changing version to 32.

Comment 4 Fedora Release Engineering 2020-02-16 04:31:57 UTC
Dear Maintainer,

your package has not been built successfully in 32. Action is required from you.

If you can fix your package to build, perform a build in koji, and either create
an update in bodhi, or close this bug without creating an update, if updating is
not appropriate [1]. If you are working on a fix, set the status to ASSIGNED to
acknowledge this. Following the latest policy for such packages [2], your package
will be orphaned if this bug remains in NEW state more than 8 weeks.

A week before the mass branching of Fedora 33 according to the schedule [3],
any packages not successfully rebuilt at least on Fedora 31 will be
retired regardless of the status of this bug.


Comment 5 Orion Poplawski 2020-02-19 04:35:11 UTC
We are waiting for an upstream release that should resolve these issues.

Comment 6 Colin Macdonald 2020-03-04 22:05:03 UTC
Orion, if you can spare a moment to review upstream we can get this out.

After its official, I will patch the spec something like below, notably dropping the patch and the sed line.

- - - -

diff --git a/octave-symbolic.spec b/octave-symbolic.spec
index ee2f2f2..0dd47d2 100644
--- a/octave-symbolic.spec
+++ b/octave-symbolic.spec
@@ -4,14 +4,12 @@
 %global _python_bytecompile_extra 0
 Name:           octave-%{octpkg}
-Version:        2.8.0
-Release:        5%{?dist}
+Version:        2.9.0
+Release:        1%{?dist}
 Summary:        Symbolic computations for Octave
 License:        GPLv3+
 URL:  {octpkg}
-# in next upstream version
-Patch0:         solve-skip-some-nondeterministic-doctests.patch
 BuildArch:      noarch
 BuildRequires:  octave-devel
@@ -33,8 +31,6 @@ variable precision arithmetic and other features.
 %setup -q -n %{octpkg}-%{version}
-sed -i "s/python = 'python'/python = 'python3'/" inst/private/defaultpython.m
-%patch0 -p1
@@ -79,6 +75,9 @@ popd
+* Wed Mar 04 2020 Colin B. Macdonald <> - 2.9.0-1
+- Update to 2.9.0 (bugz#1797854)
 * Wed Jan 29 2020 Fedora Release Engineering <releng> - 2.8.0-5
 - Rebuilt for
- - - -

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2020-03-08 22:34:10 UTC
FEDORA-2020-587e973600 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 32.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2020-03-09 14:54:34 UTC
octave-symbolic-2.9.0-1.fc32 has been pushed to the Fedora 32 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here:

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2020-03-16 20:36:12 UTC
octave-symbolic-2.9.0-1.fc32 has been pushed to the Fedora 32 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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