From: Alan W. Irwin <irwin@be...> - 2010-02-10 00:06:46
I alluded to some difficulty I was having with Ada in the plplot-general
message to Don Spong, but further investigation shows it is simply
a peculiar manifestation of the embedded blank bug.
All the components of PLplot other than the Ada bindings that have trouble
with embedded blanks in directory names work fine if I simply make a symlink
plplot_svn ==> plplot\ svn
) to avoid direct reference to a name with an embedded blank.
However, Ada doesn't even like this symlink approach and gives the
same embedded blank error as if I was using plplot\ svn directly.
I double-checked that if I removed the plplot_svn symlink and
mv plplot\ svn plplot_svn
Ada works fine.
So the current status is svn trunk works fine for my platform (Debian
testing) if you have no embedded blanks (or symlinks to embedded blanks) in
the source-, build-, or install-tree directories. But there is an immediate
Ada issue (enable_language bombs out and soft lands) if you have a symlink
to a directory name with an embedded blank and there are issues with
additional PLplot components if you use a directory name with direct
(unsymlinked) embedded blank.
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of
Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project