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Re: Trouble installing Octave 4.2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

From: Ericbarnhill
Subject: Re: Trouble installing Octave 4.2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:23:19 -0500

Have you tried installing the package libpcre3-dev before running config ?

I found that when I installed all the packages listed on the Debian Octave pages, everything built.


On Friday, December 16, 2016 06:04 PM, Samkit Jain wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
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