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Re: Trouble installing Octave 4.2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

From: lukshuntim
Subject: Re: Trouble installing Octave 4.2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 23:16:34 +0800
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On Friday, December 16, 2016 06:04 PM, Samkit Jain wrote:

I'm trying to install Octave 4.2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04. Downloaded the
tar.gz file from

After running ./configure this is the error I get -

configure: WARNING: Qhull library not found.  This will result in loss
of functionality of some geometry functions.
checking pcre.h usability... no
checking pcre.h presence... no
checking for pcre.h... no
checking pcre/pcre.h usability... no
checking pcre/pcre.h presence... no
checking for pcre/pcre.h... no
checking whether pcre.h defines the macros we need... no
configure: error: to build Octave, you must have the PCRE library and
header files installed

Please see this wiki page.

If you are lucky, you may get away with the "The easy way (but likely incorrect)" stated there.

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