when you try to install latest version of
octave, and then got this error :
"checking how to get verbose linking output from ... configure: WARNING: compilation failed checking for Fortran 77 libraries of ... checking for dummy main to link with Fortran 77 libraries... none checking for Fortran 77 name-mangling scheme... configure: error: in `/home/ogro0/octave-3.2.4': configure: error: cannot compile a simple Fortran program See `config.log' for more details."
you need o install some missing library. just execute this command :
sudo apt-get install f2c gfortran libblas-dev liblapack-dev libpcre3-dev libreadline-dev