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Re: GNU Octave 3.4 as a Debian package?

From: lukshuntim
Subject: Re: GNU Octave 3.4 as a Debian package?
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 21:55:36 +0800
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On 07/14/2011 08:56 PM, Freddy López wrote:
>>  Is this explained by any major issue?
> Was answered the question?
> In my case, I used Linux Mint 32 bits and I had to compile Octave 3.4
> from source and it was successful, and easy, but, when I changed to 64
> bits it was impossible compile.

In debian/sid (which is what I'm using), the default gcc is 4.6. Newer
gcc/g++ are more strict, or standard adherent. That may be the reason
why compilation of older code sometimes fails.

I recently compiled octave 3.4.2 and put it under my home directory and
it worked without any glitch. It's quite straightforward and basically just

configure --prefix=$HOME/octave && make && make install

and invoking this user octave by


The official debian octave is still available by simply running "octave".


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