>From: Robert Benites <address@hidden> >Organization: UNCA >Keywords: 200009131422.e8DEMgb13709 access information Bob and Alex, I got on vortex this morning and installed the latest ldm-mcidas release under the 'ldm' account and configured the ldmd.conf and pqact.conf files for the LDM. As I had anticipated, this part of the work took only a few minutes, and it appears to have been successful. vortex is ingesting data and decoding the PNG compressed imagery with no apparent problems. While I was on vortex, I took the opportunity to take a look at the McIDAS-X installation and noted that it had never had any bugfixes installed. So, I brought it up to the current bugfix level, 7.613. This, however, did not take 15 minutes :-( The problem was that the previous build of McIDAS on vortex was done with the Sun SC4.2 compilers (good), but the compilers that were accessible with 'cc' and 'f77' were the SC3.0.1 ones. I quickly saw what someone (Jim?) had done with regards to the compilation environments and changed the PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variables in ~mcidas/.cshrc so that the newer compilers would be used. I then rebuilt from scratch McIDAS so that the code would be in a known state. This took a long time, but it proceeded in a window while I did other things. As a quick list of what was done, I offer: <as 'ldm'> o change the ldmd.conf 'request MCIDAS' line to only request the PNG compressed imagery o changed decoding entries in pqact.conf to run the new ldm-mcidas PNG decoder, pnga2area o stopped and restarted the LDM <as 'mcidas'> o brought over the latest bug fixes for 7.6 bringing your installation on vortex to 7.613 o rebuilt the entire McIDAS-X and McIDAS-XCD distributions from scratch o added routing table entries for the CIMSS products (Cloud Top Pressure, Lifted Index, Sea Surface Temperature, Precipitable Water, CAPE, and Ozone) that were added to the Unidata-Wisconsin datastream at the end of June o updated the remote McIDAS ADDE server setup to be able to serve up the CIMSS product images I am under the impression that you have McIDAS-X installed on one or more Linux boxes at UNCA. If this is true, then I advise you that it would be a _very_ good idea to update those installations to the latest McIDAS bugfix release when you get a chance (sooner is better than later!). This is easily done: <login to the Linux box as 'mcidas'> cd ~/workdata cp mcscour.sh mcscour.sh.bak cd ~/mcidas7.6/update ftp ftp.unidata.ucar.edu <user> umcidas <pass> XXXXXX cd unix/760/bugfix binary get mcupdate.tar.Z quit zcat mcupdate.tar.Z | tar xvf - cd ~/mcidas7.6/src touch Mcmkmcgrid.c make all make install.all cd ~/workdata mv mcscour.sh.bak mcscour.sh This will tide you over till the new McIDAS-X/XCD distribution is ready, and you have time to install it. Please let me know if you find anything amiss that are a result of the modifications I made today. Tom
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