Ok. I'm was trying to build from source. I have some problems with the dependencies. issued  sudo build-dep octave3.x but this gives an error that there are no src URI. Does anyone know the correct source uri?

Johan

> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:52:52 +0200
> Subject: Re: [OctDev] Octave 3.6 installation problem
> From: carbajal@ifi.uzh.ch
> To: johanbeke@hotmail.com
> CC: octave-dev@lists.sourceforge.net
>
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 7:45 PM, Johan Beke <johanbeke@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I just installed libhdf5-serial-1.6.5-0 but that doesn't solve the problem.
> > Octave still gives the same error.
> >
> > Johan
> >
> >> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:28:39 +0200
> >> Subject: Re: [OctDev] Octave 3.6 installation problem
> >> From: carbajal@ifi.uzh.ch
> >> To: johanbeke@hotmail.com
> >> CC: octave-dev@lists.sourceforge.net
> >>
> >> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Johan Beke <johanbeke@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hello everyone,
> >> >
> >> > I just installed Octave 3.6 on my new linux mint portable (64bit).  I
> >> > installed the 3.6.1 package which I found here:
> >> >
> >> > http://octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Octave_for_GNU_Linux:_Binary_Octave_packages_for_GNU_Linux
> >> >
> >> > Some problem occured but was caused by hdf5 library so I reinstalled the
> >> > hdf5-tools. However, octave still won't start:
> >> >
> >> > octave: error while loading shared libraries: libhdf5.so.6: cannot open
> >> > shared object file: No such file or directory
> >> >
> >> > Does anyone knows a solution for this is error?
> >> >
> >> > Johan
> >> >
> >> >
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> >> Try installing libhdf5-serial from your repository manager.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> M. Sc. Juan Pablo Carbajal
> >> -----
> >> PhD Student
> >> University of Zürich
> >> http://ailab.ifi.uzh.ch/carbajal/
>
> Hi Johan,
>
> Those packages are not official, as it is clearly stated there. They
> where built for Ubuntu, so i guess they do not work in Mint. You
> should try to compile octave on your machine. It takes about 1 hr
> using "make -j2" in a double core 2.4GHz cpu, less in better machines
> (8 minutes in a 6 cores 3.4Ghz using make -j6).
> Just follow the instructions on the wiki, everything should go well.
> If not, we can help you. Probably in this way errors will be easier to
> solve than when you use low-quality unofficial packages.
>
> Cheers,
>
>
> --
> M. Sc. Juan Pablo Carbajal
> -----
> PhD Student
> University of Zürich
> http://ailab.ifi.uzh.ch/carbajal/