General

  • You should use a network installation for workstations and servers if at all possible. NFS, SMB and AFP all work for sharing a single installation among multiple machines. The decreased admin overhead, bandwidth and disk savings of sharing a single installation is a significant benefit.

Linux

Information on configuring 3D stereo can be found here

  • All Linux machines need installations of a recent version (6.17+) of csh/tcsh. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and other recent distributions usually have an up to date version. There are RPMs for Red Hat/CentOS/Scientific Linux 5.x in the software tree in the architecture specific directories:

    /programs/i386-linux/system/RPMs /programs/x86_64-linux/system/RPMs

  • SELinux must be disabled.

  • 64-bit machines need a number of 32-bit compatibility packages installed even when using the 64-bit software branch. This is due to a number of binary-only and legacy packages that are only available as 32-bit applications. Additional fonts for Tcl/Tk, Motif and Xview applications are also encouraged.

Packages for RHEL 6, and 7 and compatible machines:

yum install glibc.i686 gnome-terminal libgcc.i686 libX11.i686 libXaw.i686 libXext.i686  \
 ncurses.i686 redhat-lsb.i686 xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi xorg-x11-fonts-100dpi xorg-x11-fonts- \
 ISO8859-1-75dpi xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi xorg-x11-fonts-misc libXScrnSaver freetype.i686 \
 fontconfig.i686 zlib.i686 libstdc++.i686
  • gnome-terminal is required for hkl2map.
  • The same 32-bit requirement applies for 64-bit Debian and Ubuntu machines. This is supported via the Multiarch system. You'll need at least the following packages to run most of the software. Please email us if you discover we have left some out. apt-get install libc6-i386 lsb tcsh gawk libjpeg62 curl libx11-6:i386 libxext6:i386

Mac OS X

Information on configuring 3D stereo can be found here

  • Prior to OS X 10.8, the stock X11 has better compatibility than the Xquartz development version available from MacOSForge. With the OS X 10.8 release, X11 is no longer included by Apple, and you'll need to install the latest Xquartz version offered on the MacOSForge site to run X11-based applications.

Laptops