I am trying to reinstall Octave on Red Hat. I currently have Octave 2.4 installed on the computer, but it is too old and some of my scripts are not running.
On the Octave wiki it says:
Octave is included with RedHat. If you are still using an old version of RedHat and want a newer version of octave, your best options are to consider updating your distribution to a recent Fedora release or compile octave from source.
Updating the distribution is definitely not an option because the computer belongs to the department. I believe I need to compile Octave from source but I'm not sure what that means.
I've downloaded the tar.gz file, have decompressed the file, but I don't know how to proceed. Has anyone tried this installation before? Any ideas?