Octave for Arch Linux
To simply install the latest stable release of GNU Octave on Arch Linux, just execute (as root):
pacman -S octave
Using AUR, one can install a development version of Octave, for example octave-hg. If you encounter any problems during the build process, some problems and solutions are listed in the comments on AUR. New dependencies are easy to extract from the PKGBUILD.
- For general build instructions, see Building.
To install the Octave build dependencies on Arch Linux, just execute (as root):
pacman -S --needed base-devel pcre mercurial gcc-fortran gperf perl rsync transfig arpack curl fftw fltk glpk glu graphicsmagick hdf5 java-environment qhull qscintilla-qt5 texinfo gnuplot llvm texlive-bin icoutils gl2ps qrupdate epstool
If you wish to build the Octave documentation, install the following packets too:
pacman -S graphviz doxygen