Uppsala Software Factory - Installation
- Determine which program(s) you want to install. The programs
have been organised into several packages, namely:
- If you are a commercial user, contact
Gerard for licensing information
- Download the package(s) of your choice by
Each package comes precompiled for a number of different
platforms (SGI, Mac OS X, etc.). You can download individual
programs, or the entire package for each platform.
For example, if you were interested in MAPMAN (part of
the RAVE package) for Mac OS X, you could download
either the program itself (from
or the entire RAVE package for OS X (from
- Some programs require a
library or dictionary file.
If that is the case, you can download them separately,
or you can download the package's "_etc.tar.gz" file
(e.g., for X-UTIL this would be
The databases of a few programs (SPASM, DEJAVU) are very
big and are therefore not distributed via the "_etc.tar.gz"
file but as separate files from the corresponding package's
ftp directory. The easiest way to download these is through
the libraries page.
- You may also want to download your own copy of the
with public domain programs, macros, scripts, etc. etc.
- Move the ".tar.gz" files to where you want the USF software
to reside. Unpack the files (e.g.: tar xfz rave_osx.tar.gz).
Each tar file will yield a separate directory.
- To make running the programs easy and transparent for the
user (especially in a multi-platform environment), it is
recommended that you get a copy of the
run script. Note that you need to edit this
(once) so that
it points to your local directories. For this to work, you
need to put all your executables for any platform in one
directory. In general, you would have the following subdirectories
if the top directory is called $GKHOME:
Note that the "run" script
is also intended to set sensible default values for a number
of environment variables.
- $GKHOME/lib - library and dictionary files
- $GKHOME/symm -
O-style symmetry operator files
- $GKHOME/ALPHA - executables for Alpha OSF1
- $GKHOME/SGI - executables for SGI Irix 6.2
- $GKHOME/LINUX - executables for i386 Linux
- $GKHOME/OSX - executables for Mac OS X
- Put an alias to the "run" script in your .cshrc file (or put
it in a directory that is in your standard path, e.g. /usr/bin).
From now on, you can run any of the programs by typing things
like: "run moleman2" or
"run voidoo -batch < infile | tee outfile".
- If you don't want to use the "run" script, then do make sure
- the programs are executable (use the Unix "chmod" command
- the directory where the programs reside is in your path
(probably defined in your .cshrc file; if you change
your path you may need to issue the Unix "rehash"
command to update it)
Latest update at 3 December, 2004.