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The recommended way for installing Octave and Octave-Forge packages on GNU/Linux systems
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= Distributions =
is via each distribution package installation system.
 
  
More detailed instructions follow.
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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.
  
=Debian and Debian-based (such as Ubuntu)=
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== Arch Linux ==
  
Either use {{Codeline|aptitude}} or {{Codeline|apt-get}}:
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for Arch Linux]]''
  
    # aptitude install octave<version> octave<version>-doc
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pacman -S octave
  
where {{Codeline|<version>}} must be substituted by the appropriate string.
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== Debian and Debian-based (such as Ubuntu) ==
  
The Octave-Forge packages are spread over many Debian packages. All Octave-Forge packages will probably be found with the command:
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for Debian systems]]''
  
    $ aptitude search ?description\(octave-forge\)
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apt install octave
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apt install liboctave-dev  # development files
  
For more details, see the [[Debian]] specific instructions page.
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== Fedora ==
  
=== Troubleshooting ===
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for Red Hat Linux systems]]''
  
At Ubuntu, broken packages install may cause a <span color="red">error: `pkg' undefined</span> error, previously reported as [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/octave3.2/+bug/465005 bug 465005]:
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dnf install octave
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dnf install octave-devel  # development files
  
...
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== Gentoo ==
Setting up octave3.2 (3.2.2-2build1) ...
 
error: `pkg' undefined near line 0 column 1
 
 
dpkg: error processing octave3.2 (--configure):
 
  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
 
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
 
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
 
Processing triggers for menu ...
 
Errors were encountered while processing:
 
  octave3.2
 
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
 
  
Fix this by complete reinstall:
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emerge --ask sci-mathematics/octave
  
sudo apt-get --purge remove octave3.2
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== openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise ==
sudo apt-get --purge remove octave3.2-common
 
sudo apt-get install octave3.2
 
  
=Fedora=
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for openSUSE]]''
The packages can be installed using the yum command, they are:
 
  
*octave
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zypper install octave
*octave-devel
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zypper install octave-devel # development files
*octave-forge
 
  
{{Codeline|octave-forge}} is recommended to all users, as it provides many extra functions. {{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}} and {{Codeline|octave-forge}} can be installed with the command:
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== Red Hat Enterprise/CentOS ==
  
    # yum install octave-forge
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for Red Hat Linux systems]]''
  
By default, yum will most likely install blas and lapack as your matrix math libraries, but ATLAS is usually much faster. If you want to install atlas with octave, use the command
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yum install epel-release
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yum install octave
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yum install octave-devel  # development files
  
    # yum install octave-forge atlas
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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.
  
Note that if you are using an i386-compatible processor the base atlas package is not optimized for newer hardware. If you have newer hardware, you can get even better performance with the atlas-3dnow (AMD K6 processors), atlas-sse (Pentium III or newer), or atlas-sse2 (Pentium 4 or newer).
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== Slackware ==
  
=Gentoo=
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: ''Main article: [[Octave for Slackware]]''
Octave is available through Gentoo's package management system, Portage:
 
  
    # emerge sync
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= Distribution independent =
    # emerge octave
 
    # emerge octave-forge (optional)
 
  
=Red Hat Enterprise=
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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.
  
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.
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== Docker ==
  
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,
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* More info: https://hub.docker.com/r/mtmiller/octave
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* Development: https://gitlab.com/mtmiller/docker-octave
  
    # wget <nowiki>http://url/to/latest/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm</nowiki>
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docker pull mtmiller/octave
    # yum localinstall epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm
 
  
Once the EPEL repository has been enabled, you can follow the rest of the [[#Fedora|instructions for Fedora]] to install Octave using yum.
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== Flatpak ==
  
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.
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* More info: https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.octave.Octave
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* Development: https://github.com/flathub/org.octave.Octave
  
=Red Hat=
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flatpak install flathub org.octave.Octave
  
GNU Octave is included with Red Hat. If you are still using an old version of Red Hat and want a newer version of GNU Octave, your best options are to consider updating your distribution to a recent Fedora release or compile octave from source.
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== Guix ==
  
Note that RH 7.x distributions (as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1) have included an old version of GCC (pre 3.x). It is known that GCC 2.96 (included in RH7.3) can compile GNU Octave (as of version 2.1.57), but the resulting binary will be bad. Red Hat made available RPMs for GCC 3.1-5 through http://rhn.redhat.com (those RPMs may be available on other RPM repositories).
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* More info: https://guix.gnu.org/packages/octave-5.1.0/
  
=SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE=
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== Homebrew on Linux ==
Octave 3.6.2 is included in the science repository with SLE 11 SP2 and openSUSE 11.4, 12.1, 12.2
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<div id="Linuxbrew"></div>
  
[http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/science/ OBS science]
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"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.
  
For example, for openSUSE 12.2 you would do:
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* More info: https://docs.brew.sh/Homebrew-on-Linux
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* Development: https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/octave
  
    # zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/science/openSUSE_12.2/ science
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brew install octave
    # zypper refresh
 
    # zypper install octave octave-devel
 
  
for other versions change the version number in the first command accordingly.
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== MXE ==
  
2012-08-21: arpack-ng and SuiteSparse 4.0 bindings which were broken before are again functional, if you have a previous version of the rpm's installed consider to update them.  
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* More info: [[MXE]]
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* Development: https://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave
  
[[Category:GNULinux]]
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== Snap ==
  
=Arch Linux=
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* More info: https://snapcraft.io/octave
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* Development: https://github.com/octave-snap/octave-snap
  
Updated Octave's version is in the extra repository. It can be installed by typing:
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snap install octave --beta
  
    # pacman -S octave
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= Building from source =
  
[[Category:GNULinux]]
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: ''Main article: [[Building]]''
  
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[[Category:Installation]]
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[[Category:GNU/Linux]]

Revision as of 17:43, 23 October 2019

Distributions

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 approach described below or Building Octave from source.

Arch Linux

Main article: Octave for Arch Linux
pacman -S octave

Debian and Debian-based (such as Ubuntu)

Main article: Octave for Debian systems
apt install octave
apt install liboctave-dev  # development files

Fedora

Main article: Octave for Red Hat Linux systems
dnf install octave
dnf install octave-devel  # development files

Gentoo

emerge --ask sci-mathematics/octave

openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise

Main article: Octave for openSUSE
zypper install octave
zypper install octave-devel  # development files

Red Hat Enterprise/CentOS

Main article: Octave for Red Hat Linux systems
yum install epel-release
yum install octave
yum install octave-devel  # development files

If the above does not work, follow these instructions to set up your system to install packages from EPEL.

Slackware

Main article: Octave for Slackware

Distribution independent

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.

Docker

docker pull mtmiller/octave

Flatpak

flatpak install flathub org.octave.Octave

Guix

Homebrew on Linux

"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.

brew install octave

MXE

Snap

snap install octave --beta

Building from source

Main article: Building