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There is a page for Debian/Ubuntu users [http://wiki.octave.org/Debian here].
There is a page for Debian/Ubuntu users [http://wiki.octave.org/Debian here].
There is a page for ArchLinux users [http://wiki.octave.org/ArchLinux here].

Revision as of 16:13, 6 December 2013

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.

There is a page for Debian/Ubuntu users here.

There is a page for ArchLinux users here.


Not critical  
Task Name Usage Debian Level
Build tools C++, C, and Fortran compilers Compiling the source code build-essential  
GNU Make Makefile processor make  
AWK, sed, and other Unix utilities Miscellaneous tasks awk, sed, ...  
Bison Parser generator bison  
Flex Lexical analyzer flex  
Autoconf Software configuration autoconf  
Automake Makefile generator automake  
Libtool Dependency of automake libtool  
External tools BLAS Basic Linear Algebra Subroutine library libatlas-base-dev  
LAPACK Linear Algebra Package liblapack-dev  
PCRE Perl Compatible Regular Expression library libpcre3-dev  
GNU Readline Command-line editing library libreadline-dev  
ARPACK Solution of large-scale eigenvalue problems libarpack2-dev  
cURL Library for transferring data with URL syntax curl  
FFTW3 Library for computing discrete Fourier transforms libfftw3-dev  
FLTK Portable GUI toolkit libfltk1.3-dev  
fontconfig Library for configuring and customizing font access fontconfig  
FreeType Portable font engine libfreetype6-dev  
GLPK GNU Linear Programming Kit libglpk-dev  
gnuplot Interactive graphics program gnuplot  
GraphicsMagick++ Image processing library libgraphicsmagick++1-dev  
HDF5 Library for manipulating portable data files libhdf5-dev  
OpenGL API for portable 2D and 3D graphics -  
Qhull Computational geometry library libqhull-dev  
QRUPDATE QR factorization updating library libqrupdate-dev  
SuiteSparse Sparse matrix factorization library libsuitesparse-dev  
zlib Data compression library zlib1g-dev