The netcdf package has no dependencies. The package has a src/ directory containing autogen.sh to create a configure script.
The octcdf package doesn’t have any dependencies, it is described as being obsolete, now replaced by netcdf, however it appears to have recent development. It contains a src/ directory with a configure script.
The ncarray package depends upon the netcdf and statistics packages. It contains no src/ directory and can be installed directly.
It has been a while since I’ve checked the Octave package list, there have been some changes since I set up the original projects. These are the packages on that page that I haven’t got set up in Jenkins: bim bsltl cgi database fpl msh NaN ncarray netcdf nurbs ocs octcdf queuing secs sparsersb tisean […]