This guide is written for the Sun Tsessbe Cluster. The reader is advise to read through the INSTALL file located in the Octave Source Folder before proceeding with this guide. Also it recommended to make use of temporary or scratch directory to do all the compilation in (i.e. ~/scratch or /tmp/$USER), as to save disk space in your home directory. This guide assumes GCC 4.6.2 has been installed in your home directory as in Compiling GCC from Source. Paste the following lines at the end of your ./bashrc file
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/lib64:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH export PATH=$HOME/bin:$PATH export LDFLAGS="-L$HOME/lib64 -L$HOME/lib" export CPPFLAGS="-I$HOME/include -L$HOME/lib64 -L$HOME/lib" export CXXFLAGS=$CPPFLAGS export F77=gfortran
log out and in again,
$ gcc --version gcc (GCC) 4.6.2
Before you build Octave, you some libraries need to be built
Download the LAPACK source and extract, setup make and build as follows,
$ cd ~/scratch $ wget http://www.netlib.org/lapack/lapack-3.4.0.tgz $ tar -xf lapack-3.4.0.tgz $ cd lapack-3.4.0
$ cp make.inc.example make.inc $ emacs make.inc # change # OPTS = -O2 and, NOOPT = -O0 # to # OPTS = -O2 -fPIC and, NOOPT = -O0 -fPIC # save (crtl-x crtl-s) and exit (crtl-x ctrl-c) $ make
$ cd BLAS/SRC $ make
$ cd ../../ $ make
Which should give you test results such as
--> LAPACK TESTING SUMMARY <-- Processing LAPACK Testing output found in the TESTING direcory SUMMARY nb test run numerical error other error ================ =========== ================= ================ REAL 1070421 38 (0.004%) 0 (0.000%) DOUBLE PRECISION 1052315 204 (0.019%) 0 (0.000%) COMPLEX 508588 2 (0.000%) 0 (0.000%) COMPLEX16 549510 24 (0.004%) 0 (0.000%) --> ALL PRECISIONS 3180834 268 (0.008%) 0 (0.000%)
For more information visit Quick Installation Guide for LAPACK on Unix Systems
From the PCRE website, follow the link source forge to download the appropriate source file. Extract, go into directory, make BUILD directory, enter build directory. ../configure with home prefix. make. make check. make install. If $HOME/lib is not in your LD_LIBRARY_PATH, add it via export or in your .bashrc file.
Refer to Compiling Octave 3.2.4 from Source
$ wget http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gnu.org/gnu/binutils/binutils-2.22.tar.bz2 $ tar -xf binutils-2.22.tar.bz2 $ cd binutils-2.22 $ mkdir BUILD $ cd BUILD $ ../configure --prefix=$HOME $ make $ make -k check # If all the tests are passed, install into you home directory $ make install
$ wget http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gnu.org/gnu/libtool/libtool-2.4.2.tar.gz $ tar -xf libtool-2.4.2.tar.gz $ cd libtool-2.4.2.tar.gz $ mkdir BUILD $ cd BUILD $ ../configure --prefix=$HOME $ make $ make -k check # If all the tests are passed, install into you home directory $ make install
If you have not already add the following line in your .bashrc file
then logout and login again, you should see
$ ld -v GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.22
$#still to be done
Since the ftp is blocked on the Tsessbe login node, make use of an http mirror to download octave.
$ cd ~/scratch $ wget http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/octave-3.4.3.tar.bz2 $ tar -xf octave-3.4.3.tar.bz2
$ cd ~/scratch/octave-3.4.3 $ mkdir BUILD $ cd BUILD $ ../configure --prefix=$HOME --with-blas=$HOME/scratch/lapack-3.4.0/librefblas.a --with-lapack=$HOME/scratch/lapack-3.4.0/liblapack.a --disable-docs $ cp ../AUTHORS ./ #this is a bug in the configuration script...
After configuration is complete, alot of warning about missing librarys are given
If errors occur such as
wait a while and then make again, as the process was killed by the usage limiter which runs on the login node. If nessary try the approach shown in Compiling GCC from Source.
$ make check
notable failures are
scripts/linear-algebra/onenormest.m .................... PASS 3/4 FAIL 1 scripts/optimization/sqp.m ............................. ** On entry to DORGLQ parameter number 5 had an illegal value PASS 16/17 FAIL 1
PASS 6829 FAIL 11
$ make install
Add the following to the end of your .bashrc file
# for Octave 3.4.3 installed in $HOME export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/lib/octave/3.4.3:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
Log in and out, then
$ octave --version GNU Octave, version 3.4.3 Copyright (C) 2011 John W. Eaton and others.