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This page is intended as a quick introduction for building octave on archlinux.
If you just want to have the latest version of octave and not intend to edit the sources, consider install [https: //aur.archlinux.org/packages/octave-hg/?comments=all link octave-hg] from the AUR.
the latest of , :
If you encounter any problems during the build process that are not mentioned here, take a look at [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/octave- hg/?comments=all link https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/octave -hg/?comments=all]. Some problems are listed in the comments, new dependencies are easy to extract from the PKGBUILD.
= Build dependencies ==
=the build dependencies
To install the necessary build dependencies just execute (as root):
pacman -S base-devel pcre mercurial gcc-fortran gperf perl rsync transfig arpack curl fftw fltk glpk glu graphicsmagick hdf5 java-environment qhull qscintilla texinfo gnuplot
Assuming you have yaourt installed, the dependencies from the AUR are installed as follows (as normal user):
yaourt -S gl2ps qrupdate epstool
== Building octave ==
Checkout octave as described in [http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/get- involved.html link http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/get- involved.html].
It is recommended to build octave within a subdirectory.
../configure MOC=moc- qt4 UIC=uic-qt4
The only difference from the build on other systems are the parameters given to configure. They are necessary due to a problem with some configuration and the coexistance of qt4 and qt5. For more information take a look at the comments of octave-hg in the AUR.
If you encounter further problems or find more dependencies, feel free to adress them here.
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.
Building Octave from source
- 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