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Old 07-26-2007, 08:18 AM   #1
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Installing the latest version of octave readline libraries missing


I am using Kubuntu feisty and I want to install the latest version of gnu octave, the free alternative to octave. I ran the install as superuser and it failed and said it required runline 4.2 or higher. I have the very old version of octave installed (2.1.73 I think) but I want 2.9.13 as it's as close to matlab I can get without paying for it.

Can anyone tell me how to get the libraries I need?

Old 08-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #2
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Consider using a program named auto-apt to run it.

Install auto-apt with synaptic or apt-get and run the installer as root with

$auto-apt run install

Then it should try to download and install the libraries you need automatically.
Otherwise i think you'll have to solve the dependencies manually, building them by source or, if disponible, using apt-get.


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