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= Distributions =
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The recommended way for installing Octave and Octave-Forge packages on GNU/Linux systems
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is via each distribution package installation system.
  
The recommended way for installing Octave on GNU/Linux systems is via each distribution's package installation system. If this is for some reason not possible, or the available Octave version too old, consider using a [[#Distribution_independent|distribution independent]] approach described below or [[Building]] Octave from source.
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More detailed instructions follow.
  
== Arch Linux ==
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=Debian and Debian-based (such as Ubuntu)=
  
: ''Main article: [[Octave for Arch Linux]]''
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for Debian systems]]''
 
 
pacman -S octave
 
 
 
== Debian and Debian-based (such as Ubuntu) ==
 
  
: ''Main article: [[Octave for Debian systems]]''
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Simply install Octave from your distribution repository
  
 
  apt install octave
 
  apt install octave
apt install liboctave-dev  # development files
 
  
== Fedora ==
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For old versions of Ubuntu that only supply old versions of Octave, consider using Octave's PPA. For more details, see the [[Debian]] specific instructions page.
  
: ''Main article: [[Octave for Red Hat Linux systems]]''
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There are also Debian packages for each of the Octave Forge packages, named {{codeline|octave<pkgname>}}, for example {{codeline|octave-image}} and {{codeline|octave-statistics}} for the image processing and statistics package respectively. A complete list of them can be found with the command
  
  dnf install octave
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  apt search octave-forge
dnf install octave-devel  # development files
 
  
== Gentoo ==
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=Fedora=
  
emerge --ask sci-mathematics/octave
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for Red Hat Linux systems]]''
  
== openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise ==
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The packages can be installed using the dnf command, they are:
  
: ''Main article: [[Octave for openSUSE]]''
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*octave
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*octave-devel
  
zypper install octave
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{{Codeline|octave-devel}} contains the octave headers and {{Path|mkoctfile}} script and is really only needed by users who are developing code that is to be dynamically linked to octave. {{Codeline|octave}} can be installed with the command:
zypper install octave-devel # development files
 
  
== Red Hat Enterprise/CentOS ==
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    # dnf install octave
  
: ''Main article: [[Octave for Red Hat Linux systems]]''
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=Gentoo=
  
yum install epel-release
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Octave is available through Gentoo's package management system, Portage:
yum install octave
 
yum install octave-devel  # development files
 
  
If the above does not work, follow [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL#How_can_I_use_these_extra_packages.3F these instructions] to set up your system to install packages from EPEL.
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    # emerge --sync
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Add USE flag 'curl' into your <code>/etc/portage/package.use</code> file to enable remote Octave-Forge packages fetching
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sci-mathematics/octave curl
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and emerge Octave
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    # emerge octave
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Since Octave ver. > 3.4.0 is able to fetch Octave-Forge packages from remote repository, packages ''octave-forge'' or ''g-octave'' are no more needed.
  
== Slackware ==
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Before installing any Octave-Forge package, in Octave command prompt you must type
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pkg -forge list
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and then install your favourite packages. Typically, you have to start with
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pkg install -forge general
  
: ''Main article: [[Octave for Slackware]]''
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=Red Hat Enterprise/CentOS=
  
= Distribution independent =
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for Red Hat Linux systems]]''
  
Using a distribution independent approach is particularly useful if you have an older GNU/Linux distribution or if you do not have root access on your system. A common drawback of this approach is, that these solutions are running in some kind of sandbox. Thus limitations in the communication with the underlying system may exist.  For example, executing system binaries outside the sandbox might be impossible.
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Octave is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux distributions through the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL EPEL] repository. This section applies to CentOS, Scientific Linux, and other Red Hat Enterprise rebuild distributions as well.
  
== Docker ==
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'''Method 1 - the quick way:'''
  
* More info: https://hub.docker.com/r/mtmiller/octave
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    yum install epel-release
* Development: https://gitlab.com/mtmiller/docker-octave
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    yum install octave
  
docker pull mtmiller/octave
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'''Method 2 - if the above does not work:'''
  
== Flatpak ==
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First, follow [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL#How_can_I_use_these_extra_packages.3F these instructions] to set up your system to install packages from EPEL. For example,
  
* More info: https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.octave.Octave
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    # wget <nowiki>http://url/to/latest/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm</nowiki>
* Development: https://github.com/flathub/org.octave.Octave
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    # yum localinstall epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm
  
flatpak install flathub org.octave.Octave
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Once the EPEL repository has been enabled, you can follow the rest of the [[#Fedora|instructions for Fedora]] to install Octave using yum.
  
== Guix ==
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Note that EPEL intentionally does not follow new releases as closely as other distributions. Consequently, the version of Octave provided by EPEL may be several months or years out of date. There are plans for the Octave maintainers to provide support and binary RPMs for enterprise GNU/Linux distributions; contact the [mailto:maintainers@octave.org maintainers mailing list] for more information.
  
* More info: https://guix.gnu.org/packages/octave-5.1.0/
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=SUSE Linux and openSUSE=
  
== Homebrew on Linux ==
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for openSUSE]]''
<div id="Linuxbrew"></div>
 
  
"Homebrew on Linux" was formerly a fork known as Linuxbrew. It is possible to install the current release of Octave or the development version and any needed dependencies within your home directory.
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Binary packages for Octave are provided by all versions of openSUSE. It can be installed by command:
  
* More info: https://docs.brew.sh/Homebrew-on-Linux
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zypper in octave
* Development: https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/octave
 
  
brew install octave
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Latest stable version of Octave and Octave-Forge are available on Science repository. For details see [[openSUSE]] specific wiki page.
  
== MXE ==
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=Arch Linux=
  
* More info: [[MXE]]
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for Arch Linux]]''
* Development: https://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave
 
 
 
== Snap ==
 
 
 
* More info: https://snapcraft.io/octave
 
* Development: https://github.com/octave-snap/octave-snap
 
 
 
snap install octave --beta
 
  
= Building from source =
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Updated Octave's version is in the extra repository. It can be installed by typing:
  
: ''Main article: [[Building]]''
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    # pacman -S octave
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

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