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Re: Installing Latest Octave in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: Installing Latest Octave in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 19:50:36 -0600

On 13/11/2007, Gard Spreemann <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2007 4:54 AM, Abdul Rahman Riza <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> >  Dear All,
> >
> >  how is the procedure to install the latest octave in ubuntu feisty fawn? Do
> > I suppose to wait till release of octave version 3?
> >
> The deb package is unlikely to work in
> Feisty, but recompiling it for Feisty shouldn't be too hard:
> 1) Pull octave2.9_2.9.16.orig.tar.gz and octave2.9_2.9.16-1.diff.gz from [1].
> 2) Unpack both files.
> 3) Enter into the source directory and patch by doing patch -p1 <
> ../octave2.9_2.9.16-1.diff.
> 4) Build by: "dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b".

Better method to build The Debian Way:

     1) Add a deb-src line for sid to your sources.list (e.g. deb-src sid main )
     2) apt-get update
     3) apt-get build-dep -t sid octave2.9 && apt-get -b source -t sid octave2.9
     4) install the resultant debs.

This automates satisfying the build dependencies, getting the source
package, and building it with Ubuntu libs. It's less error-prone than
the other suggested method.

Good luck,
- Jordi G. H.

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