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Old 06-19-2015, 12:36 PM   #1
gcs7
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help with setting up software in linux


I am quiet new to this OS. It would be of great help if someone could suggest and explain the commands in installing Hope software.The manual provides the following steps:

I. To install hope, follow the procedures described below.

1. To install hope, make a bin directory under your home
directory. Suppose that the home directory is ~cad and
the source code of hope is under the directory
~cad/etg/hope.

2. Go to the directory hope.
"cd ~cad/etg/hope".

3. To compile hope, type "make".
An execution file "hope" will be created.

4. Copy or symbolically link hope to the directory ~cad/bin using
"cp hope ~cad/bin" or
"ln -s hope ~cad/bin/hope".
II. Before using hope, each user should set the following two environment variables as described below.

1. Set your path (or PATH) environment variable to include
~cad/bin in your search path. This variable, in general,
can be found in your ".cshrc" file. For example, the line

set path = ( .... ~cad/bin)

includes ~cad/bin to your search path.

2. Set the HOPE_MAN environment variable to indicate the
directory hope, where the on-line manual of hope is
located, using the setenv command as shown below.

"setenv HOPE_MAN ~cad/etg/hope"

If you use hope frequently, add the above command to your
".cshrc" file.
 
Old 06-19-2015, 12:54 PM   #2
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You need to start by telling what distribution of Linux that you are using.
Post the output of
Code:
uname -a
Are you sure that the software that you are trying to install is not in your distributions repository? Or something that works similarly.

Quote:
If you use hope frequently, add the above command to your
".cshrc" file
Are you using c shell or bash? Is this compilable for your kernel, or is this for a BSD?

Sounds like you're about to make a mess.

Tell some more about what you are trying to do, maybe a link to the software's web page.
 
Old 06-19-2015, 01:17 PM   #3
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output of uname -a:
Linux ubuntu 3.16.0-30-generic #40~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 15 17:43:14 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I have a few doubts:
Under
I. To install hope, follow the procedures described below.
Whats the difference between the bin directories in step 1 and step 4? Does the bin in step 4 belong to the root directory?

Under
II. Before using hope, each user should set the following two environment variables as described below.
Step1: the path variable is to be set to which bin directory?
Step2 :the setenv command doesnt exist.
 
Old 06-19-2015, 01:36 PM   #4
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can you also include
Where you got this software?

a url link would HELP
that way we can have a look

a google search for "hope software" has Bankruptcy form software
 
Old 06-19-2015, 01:41 PM   #5
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Duplicate post; reported.
 
Old 06-19-2015, 01:56 PM   #6
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Lol, its something not that drastic. Its a VLSI fault simulator. However, i cannot post the software online as it has citations.
 
  


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