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General information about building the Octave source for different operating systems.

We try to keep build instructions up to date in the source tree. Please clone using Mercurial or download it to see the README.

There are also instructions in the manual.


Not critical  
Task Name Usage License / Copyright Version Debian ArchLinux Level Recent CVE ?
Build tools C++, C, and Fortran compilers Compiling the source code GNU GPL v3.0 build-essential gcc-fortran   none
GNU Make Makefile processor GNU GPL v3.0 make make   none
Unix utilities: gawk, gperf, less, ncurses Miscellaneous tasks GNU GPL v3.0 gawk, gperf, less, libncurses5-dev gawk, gperf, less, ncurses   none
Bison Parser generator GNU GPL v3.0 bison bison   none
Flex Lexical analyzer The Flex project flex flex   none
Autoconf Software configuration GNU GPL v3.0 autoconf autoconf   none
Automake Makefile generator GNU GPL v3.0 automake automake   none
Libtool Dependency of automake Free Software Foundation libtool libtool   none
Documentation tools epstool Epstool is a utility to create or extract preview images in EPS files, fix bounding boxes and convert to bitmaps. GPL epstool epstool (AUR)   none
FTGL FTGL is a free cross-platform Open Source C++ library that uses Freetype2 to simplify rendering fonts in OpenGL applications. MIT/X libftgl-dev ftgl   none
GL2PS GL2PS is a C library providing high quality vector output for any OpenGL application. LGPL libgl2ps-dev gl2ps (AUR)   none
pstoedit Translates PostScript and PDF graphics into other vector formats. GPL pstoedit pstoedit   none
Texi2HTML Perl script which converts Texinfo source files to HTML output. GPLv3 texi2html texi2html   none
Texinfo Documentation system that uses a single source to produce both on-line information and printed output. GPL texinfo texinfo   none
TeX Live generic Mixed bag of generic macro packages and fonts. Free - proper attribution request texlive-generic-recommended texlive-genericextra   none
TeX Live Compiler for TeX doumentation. Free - proper attribution request texlive-latex-base texlive-core   none
transfig Tans­lates fig­ures gen­er­ated by xfig to a large va­ri­ety of for­mats. BSD Style Li­cense transfig transfig   none
External tools BLAS Basic Linear Algebra Subroutine library Free - proper attribution request libatlas-base-dev atlas-lapack (AUR)   none
LAPACK Linear Algebra Package Free - proper attribution request liblapack-dev atlas-lapack (AUR)   none
PCRE Perl Compatible Regular Expression library Free libpcre3-dev pcre   none
GNU Readline Command-line editing library GNU GPL v3.0 libreadline-dev readline   none
ARPACK Solution of large-scale eigenvalue problems BSD like - various authors libarpack2-dev arpack   none
cURL Library for transferring data with URL syntax Free Software -- main author > 7.32.00 curl curl   CVE-2013-4545
FFTW3 Library for computing discrete Fourier transforms MIT -- GNU GPL v2.0 libfftw3-dev fftw   none
FLTK Portable GUI toolkit GNU GPL v2.0 with static linking exception libfltk1.3-dev fltk   none
fontconfig Library for configuring and customizing font access Provided "as is" -- various authors fontconfig fontconfig   none
FreeType Portable font engine compatible with GNU GPL v3.0 libfreetype6-dev freetype2   none
GLPK GNU Linear Programming Kit GNU GPL v3.0 libglpk-dev glpk   none
gnuplot Interactive graphics program Provided "as is" -- various authors gnuplot gnuplot   none
GraphicsMagick++ Image processing library various -- integrates many third-party libs > 1.3.18 libgraphicsmagick++1-dev graphicsmagick   CVE-2013-4589
HDF5 Library for manipulating portable data files BSD - like libhdf5-dev hdf5   none
OpenGL API for portable 2D and 3D graphics Free specs -- license is driver dependent libgl-dev mesa-libgl   none
Qhull Computational geometry library Free software -- specific libqhull-dev qhull   none
QRUPDATE QR factorization updating library GNU GPL v3.0 libqrupdate-dev qrupdate (AUR)   none
SuiteSparse Sparse matrix factorization library Main author libsuitesparse-dev suitesparse   none
zlib Data compression library Provided "as is" -- various authors zlib1g-dev zlib   none

Security concerns

  • CVE-2013-4545 (cURL): not sensitive if not compiled against OpenSSH. Solved by version 7.34.00. Upgrade dependencies if required.
  • CVE-2013-4589 (graphicsmagick): the actual version (1.3.18, released March 9th, 2013), is affected. Awaiting a new release.