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: ''Main article: [[Octave for Red Hat Linux systems]]''
  
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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yum install epel-release
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yum install octave
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yum install octave-devel  # development files
  
'''Method 1 - the quick way:'''
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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.
 
 
    yum install epel-release
 
    yum install octave
 
 
 
'''Method 2 - if the above does not work:'''
 
 
 
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,
 
 
 
    # wget <nowiki>http://url/to/latest/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm</nowiki>
 
    # 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.
 
 
 
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 Consequently, the version of Octave provided by EPEL may be several months or years out of date.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.
 
  
 
= openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise =
 
= openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise =

Revision as of 00:42, 23 October 2019

The recommended way for installing Octave and Octave-Forge packages on GNU/Linux systems is via each distribution package installation system.

More detailed instructions follow.

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

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.

openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise

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

Arch Linux

Main article: Octave for Arch Linux
pacman -S octave

Homebrew on Linux

Octave is provided by the Homebrew package manager, which is a cross-distribution packaging system. "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. This is particularly useful if you have an older GNU/Linux distribution or if you do not have root access.

Homebrew can be installed with the command:

   sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Linuxbrew/install/master/install.sh)"

It can be added to your shell environment and future login environments with:

   test -d ~/.linuxbrew && eval $(~/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)
   test -d /home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew && eval $(/home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)
   test -r ~/.bash_profile && echo "eval \$($(brew --prefix)/bin/brew shellenv)" >>~/.bash_profile
   echo "eval \$($(brew --prefix)/bin/brew shellenv)" >>~/.profile

Once set up, Octave can be installed with the command:

   brew install octave

Docker

Octave is available as a Docker container. This can be used to easily run Octave in a well-defined, minimal GNU/Linux container. It can be used as a standard interactive Octave shell or to run scripts, but it may be mostly of interest to developers for use in automated build, test, or CI environments.

   docker pull mtmiller/octave
   docker run mtmiller/octave octave --version

The image is hosted at mtmiller/octave on Docker Hub.