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How do I install the latest version of GNU Octave on Fedora 22?

asked 2015-06-05 04:22:09 -0500

BH2017 gravatar image

updated 2016-02-13 19:04:33 -0500

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I would like to install GNU Octave 4.0.0 (the latest version, released in 29 May 2015, not available in the repository. The latest version available in the F22 repo is 3.8.2) on F22. I have downloaded the tarball, transferred the source directory into /opt. I then ran:

cd /opt/octave

to receive the error:

configure: error: A BLAS library was detected but found incompatible with your Fortran 77 compiler settings.

I thought I might be able to ignore this and just run make still in root but alas, no as no make targets were found in the /opt/octave directory. If you're wondering if I'm missing dependencies I have run yum builddep octave before running these lines so I'd have the requirements for the previous version of octave that's available in the repo (3.8.2), why I even re-ran this builddep line after my failed installation attempt and re-ran the ./configure line.

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answered 2015-06-05 05:42:49 -0500

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updated 2015-06-05 05:58:31 -0500

Ok try rebuilding this srpm

dnf groups install "Development Tools"
dnf install rpmdevtools
cd ~
rpmbuild --rebuild
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Sorry I'm on 32 bit F22, not 64 bit.

BH2017 gravatar imageBH2017 ( 2015-06-05 05:44:29 -0500 )edit

Sorry uploaded wrong file, I have uploaded the srpm and linked it to my previous post

geforce gravatar imagegeforce ( 2015-06-05 05:48:59 -0500 )edit

How do I build a srpm? Forgive my ignorance, I've only been using Fedora for a few days.

BH2017 gravatar imageBH2017 ( 2015-06-05 05:53:05 -0500 )edit

steps to build added to my previous post

geforce gravatar imagegeforce ( 2015-06-05 05:59:16 -0500 )edit

Thanks it worked. After I created the RPM I installed it via dnf install.

BH2017 gravatar imageBH2017 ( 2015-06-05 07:11:05 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-06-05 05:09:07 -0500

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Try this (change lib64 to suit).

./configure --with-blas="-L/usr/lib64/atlas -ltatlas"
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This gives the same error I'm afraid and still no make targets built.

BH2017 gravatar imageBH2017 ( 2015-06-05 05:27:29 -0500 )edit

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