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This page is intended as a quick introduction for building octave on archlinux.
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== Installing Octave ==
  
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.
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To simply install the latest stable release of GNU Octave on Arch Linux, just execute (as root):
  
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.
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pacman -S octave
  
== Build dependencies ==
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Using [https://aur.archlinux.org/ AUR], one can install a development version of Octave, for example [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/octave-hg/?comments=all 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.
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
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== Building Octave from source ==
  
Assuming you have yaourt installed, the dependencies from the AUR are installed as follows (as normal user):
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: ''For general build instructions, see [[Building]].''
  
yaourt -S gl2ps qrupdate epstool
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To install the Octave build dependencies on Arch Linux, just execute (as root):
  
== Building octave ==
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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
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.
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If you wish to build the Octave documentation, install the following packets too:
  
  ./bootstrap
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  pacman -S graphviz doxygen
mkdir build
 
cd build
 
../configure MOC=moc-qt4 UIC=uic-qt4
 
make -j3
 
  
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.
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== See also ==
  
If you encounter further problems or find more dependencies, feel free to adress them here.
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* https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Octave
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:05, 23 April 2020

Installing Octave[edit]

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[edit]

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

See also[edit]