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IRAF install notes
I just re-installed IRAF on my RedHat Linux 6.1 system.
I completely removed the old version with "rm -rf" so this
was a clean "from scratch install.
I noticed that one can't follow the provided instructions
verbatim. There have been a few small changes to the IRAF
system after the instructions were written. I kept notes
which I think are correct but please send updates and I'll
submit the corrected notes as a TN.
Next I'll install a few external IRAF packages and the STSDAS
package but the notes don't cover this.
I have the latest IRAF on CDR. If anyone seriously wants to
install it and can't download it I can mail a copy of the CD.
I have all the PC versions (Linux, BSD, Solars) and the Sun SPARC
version as well on the CD.
1) Create account for user "iraf".
home directory is /iraf/iraf/local
use csh as the shell
create the iraf home directory: mkdir -p /foobar/iraf/iraf/local
link this to /iraf: cd /; ln -s /foobar/iraf/iraf/local iraf
"foobar" is where ever you have lots of space
2) log in as iraf
verify step #1: cd; pwd
3) Set environment variable: setenv iraf /iraf/iraf/
Put this in someplace like .cshrc so you do not have to
re-enter it all the time.
/etc/profiles.d/iraf.csh would be a nice place
4) Make subdirectories required by install:
This assumes you will go and get STSDAS and install it.
5) As per section 2.2.2 do the following:
cat /cdrom/v211/PCIX/as.pcix.gen/as.* | zcat | tar -xpf -
verify that if worked:
./ bin@ bin.linux@ bin.suse@ lib/ mkpkg sys/
../ bin.freebsd@ bin.redhat@ dev/ local/ noao/ tags
HS.PCIX.GEN bin.generic/ bin.sunos@ doc/ math/ pkg/ unix/
6) As per section 2.2.3 do the following:
cat /cdrom/v211/PCIX/ib.rhux.x86/ib.* | zcat | tar -xpf -
cat /cdrom/v211/PCIX/nb.rhux.x86/nb.* | zcat | tar -xpf -
7) As per section 2.4, run install
Fix a bug in the install script. This is documented and
there is a replacement install script on the web site but
it is easy to edit the file. The bad line is first. Corrected
if ($mach == linux || $mach == redhat || || $mach == suse || \
if ($mach == linux || $mach == redhat || $mach == suse || \
First do the trail run just to see what will happen
You will get a bunch of questions. Hit return for defaults.
I changed one thing:
default root image storage directory: /iraf/IMAGES
Become the root user and run install without the -n option.
Answer as above. You will see lots of messages the last few will
read like this:
symbolic link rpp is ok
symbolic link xpp is ok
symbolic link xyacc is ok
symbolic link xc is ok
make device entry /dev/imt1i for imtool
make device entry /dev/imt1o for imtool
make device entry /dev/imt1 for imtool
symbolic link imtoolrc is ok
termcap file is ok (contains xgterm entry)
graphcap file is ok (contains xgterm, imtool entries)
8) Log in a iraf.
verify that /usr/local/bin is in you execution search path.
type the command "cl" and you should get the standard IRAF
start up page and the "cl>" prompt:
NOAO PC-IRAF Revision 2.11.3 EXPORT Tue Oct 26 21:01:12 MST 1999
This is the EXPORT version of PC-IRAF V2.11 supporting most PC systems.
Welcome to IRAF. To list the available commands, type ? or ??. To get
detailed information about a command, type `help command'. To run a
--Chris Albertson home: email@example.com
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