I'm using Fedora 11, and just installed octave using yum. did everything just the way I'm supposed to do :P
But octave refuses to start
[user@localhost ~]$ octave
fatal: lo_ieee_init: floating point format is not IEEE! Maybe DLAMCH is miscompiled, or you are using some strange system without IEEE floating point math?
I searched a lot, but I cannot find any troubeshooting instructions for this.
It seems to be something related to the endianness on my system. Maybe processor architecture, I dont know...