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Re: installing octave on Linux-Ubuntu

From: Jaap A. Haitsma
Subject: Re: installing octave on Linux-Ubuntu
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:31:06 +0100

On Feb 13, 2008 6:09 PM, Giovanna Guidoboni <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> my name is Giovanna Guidoboni and I am an Assistant professor at the
> University of Houston. I am trying to install octave 3.0.0 on my Linux
> machine, but when I am running ./configure it fails because it is not able
> to find the path of GNU readline (which is available in /usr/local/lib).
> I know that I should tell the program to look into that path, but I do not
> know how to do. Can you please help me?
You need to install development packages for every library you need

For readline you need to install libreadline5-dev

BTW why don't you install octave 2.9 from the ubuntu repos? I don't
think it's to different from the 3.0 version. Hardy will have 3.0 and
will come out in april


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