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    Installing packages in Octave

    Hi, I was wondering if someone knows how to install Octave packages, when i try i get the following

    Code:
    octave:5> pkg install signal-1.0.7.tar.gz
    make: mkoctfile: Command not found
    make: *** [remez.oct] Error 127
    error: 'make' returned the following error: make: Entering directory `/tmp/oct-Eo2mX0/signal-1.0.7/src'
    mkoctfile -s remez.cc
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/oct-Eo2mX0/signal-1.0.7/src'
    error: called from `pkg:configure_make' in file /usr/share/octave/3.0.0/m/pkg/pkg.m near line 1058, column 2
    thanks for any help.

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    Re: Installing packages in Octave

    no idea really, but have you tried unpacking it first outside octave?

    Code:
    tar xvzf signal-1.0.7.tar.gz
    Maybe there's a README inside

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    Re: Installing packages in Octave

    no, i dont think its that...this is what the faq says...

    How do I install a package?

    First you need to download the package, by going to the package web page and clicking download. Then start Octave and go to the directory where you placed the downloaded package using the cd command. Then type
    pkg install package_file_name.tar.gz

    where package_file_name.tar.gz is the file name of the package you downloaded.



    but that didnt work for me.

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    Re: Installing packages in Octave

    ok, then I have absolutely no idea, sry

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    Re: Installing packages in Octave

    I think you need the octave3.0-headers.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install octave3.0-headers
    They include the mkoctfile command that you're missing.

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    Re: Installing packages in Octave

    Thank you, this worked for me:

    1. Install the header package corresponding to your octave version. In my case it was octave3.2-headers
    2. Download the package you want
    3. Start octave as sudo or any other user with copy permission to /usr/share/octave.
    4. Navigate to the downloaded package path and run the command: pkg install package-name

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    Re: Installing packages in Octave

    Hi I just had this same problem when I was trying to install the audio package in Octave - I'm a nube to both ubuntu and Octave but it seems to be working now: I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 and installed GNU Octave then QtOctave from the Software Center.

    The above install didn't work for me, and after trying to install the octave3.2-header package the suggestion was that liboctave-dev replaced it.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install liboctave-dev
    The output suggested upgrading 2 packages (libgl1-mesa-glx libglapi-mesa) and installing another 32 (hdf5-helpers libdrm-dev libfftw3-bin libfftw3-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-glx libglapi-mesa libhdf5-dev libpthread-stubs0 libpthread-stubs0-dev libx11-dev libx11-doc libx11-xcb-dev libxau-dev libxcb-glx0-dev libxcb1-dev libxdamage-dev libxdmcp-dev libxext-dev libxfixes-dev libxxf86vm-dev mesa-common-dev x11proto-core-dev x11proto-damage-dev x11proto-dri2-dev x11proto-fixes-dev x11proto-gl-dev x11proto-input-dev x11proto-kb-dev x11proto-xext-dev x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev xorg-sgml-doctools xtrans-dev) This seemed a bit toppy but as its a relatively fresh install I went with it anyway.

    I have no idea what this stuff means or does but its working now - hope that helps the next person. Out of curiosity, as a newcomer, why are the headers not installed with the main Octave application?

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    Re: Installing packages in Octave

    Necromancing - thread closed

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