[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#448846: octave2.9: Plot fails: symbol 'drawnow' is not valid as a function

Tom Wright tew24 at esc.cam.ac.uk
Thu Nov 1 12:05:57 UTC 2007

Package: octave2.9
Version: 1:2.9.15-1
Severity: important

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When plotting, it returns an error and doesn't produce a plot.  When plotting 
to a file (eg. PNG), it opens the file but doesn't write anything to it.  
Here's the error:

octave2.9:1> plot(rand(10,1))
error: feval: the symbol `drawnow' is not valid as a function

It doesn't matter what you plot, it always gives this error.  Octave 2.1 can 
still plot fine, by the way.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1) (ignored: LC_ALL set 
to en_GB)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages octave2.9 depends on:
ii  atlas3-base [liblapack 3.6.0-20.6        Automatically Tuned Linear 
ii  lapack3 [liblapack.so. 3.0.20000531a-6.1 library of linear algebra 
ii  libc6                  2.6.1-6           GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcurl3-gnutls        7.17.0-1          Multi-protocol file transfer 
ii  libfftw3-3             3.1.2-3           library for computing Fast 
ii  libg2c0                1:3.4.6-6         Runtime library for GNU Fortran 
ii  libgcc1                1:4.2.2-3         GCC support library
ii  libglpk0               4.23-1            linear programming kit with 
ii  libhdf5-serial-1.6.5-0 1.6.5-5+b1        Hierarchical Data Format 5 (HDF5) 
ii  libncurses5            5.6+20071013-1    Shared libraries for terminal 
ii  libpcre3               7.3-2             Perl 5 Compatible Regular 
ii  libqhull5              2003.1-7          calculate convex hulls and 
ii  libreadline5           5.2-3             GNU readline and history 
ii  libstdc++6             4.2.2-3           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libsuitesparse         3.0.0-7           collection of libraries for 
ii  refblas3 [libblas.so.3 1.2-8             Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines 
ii  texinfo                4.8.dfsg.1-6      Documentation system for on-line 
ii  zlib1g                 1:  compression library - runtime

Versions of packages octave2.9 recommends:
ii  atlas3-base                   3.6.0-20.6 Automatically Tuned Linear 
ii  gnuplot                       4.2.2-1    A command-line driven interactive 

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