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Old 08-13-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Question How to install the FFTW on fedora


Hi folks,

I just tried fedora out with no pre-Linux experience.
Wonder how can I install the FFTW into my OS. I downloaded the package and try to install it. But realize it is a package of all the codes, which I don't have a clue to to put them into work. Before whenever you install something into Microsoft Window, it will do most things for you. Haha now I am lost.

The installation instruction is here http://www.fftw.org/fftw3_doc/Instal...lation-on-Unix

But I have no idea what they are talking there. Where should I even type the "./configure, make, make install"? In the terminal? I try, by it prompted me that no such file or directory.

Thanks
 
Old 08-13-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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Probably easier to just use the rpmforge repo and their rpm for it.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 04:38 PM   #3
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rpmforge ? Probably not necessary, fftw is included
in the fedora.repo. ( Fedora 9 - 10 - 11 ).

yum search fftw
su
yum install fftw-devel

.....

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Old 08-13-2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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rpmforge ? Probably not necessary, fftw is included
in the fedora.repo. ( Fedora 9 - 10 - 11 ).

yum search fftw
su
yum install fftw-devel

.....
So am I gonna type those in the terminal?

And do I still need to install the FFTW as the install instruction said? Or did you mean Fedora has the FFTW inside it?

Thanks
 
Old 08-14-2009, 12:32 AM   #5
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Hey guys,

if some install instruction for some program that I download as a gz file telling me to type:

'make', 'make file', where should type it in?

I tried to type in the terminal, but it prompting that it is not sure what directory or file am I referring to. What should I do?
 
Old 08-14-2009, 12:34 AM   #6
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Hey guys,

if some install instruction for some program that I download as a gz file telling me to type:

'make', 'make file', where should type it in?

I tried to type in the terminal, but it prompting that it is not sure what directory or file am I referring to. What should I do?
Why don't you just use YUM as suggested above? Fedora provides a package for FFTW, so you don't need to build the source yourself.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 05:48 AM   #7
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... And you are not supposed to download anything.

The 10,000 most commonly used software is to be found
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