>From: Patrick Dills <address@hidden> >Organization: UCAR/COMET >Keywords: 200309110114.h8B1EuLd025194 McIDAS-X v2003 install Hi Patrick, >In talking with Tim, it really sounds like we would benefit now and down >the line by configuring the environment in a more standarized way. I'm glad you agree. It really will make life easier. >We >would like to take you up on your generous offer to drop by one more time >and help us along at a time of your chosing if that's OK. Sorry I wasn't able to get to this before this afternoon, but things have been hopping around here. >Drop us a line and let us know what works best for you. I logged onto gizmo and did the following: - adjusted McIDAS environment definitions in .chsrc - created a "runtime" link structure for McIDAS like the one used by the LDM: cd ~mcidas ln -s mcidas03 runtime ln -s runtime/admin admin ln -s runtime/bin bin ln -s runtime/data data ln -s runtime/help help ln -s runtime/inc inc ln -s runtime/include include ln -s runtime/lib lib ln -s runtime/man man ln -s runtime/savedata savedata ln -s runtime/workdata workdata ln -s runtime/tcl tcl So, upgrading this to a new McIDAS distribution will be as easy as: 1) change the definition in .cshrc for McINST_ROOT from $MCHOME/mcidas03 to $MCHOME/mcidas04 (etc.) 2) create the installation directory ~mcidas/mcidas04 3) download and unpack the new McIDAS distribution 4) cd to the mcidas04/src directory 5) build the distribution ('make mcx'); install the new distribution ('make install.mcxall') That's it. Now end users will always see the McIDAS distrinbution in the recommended location, ~mcidas/..., so the directions on the Unidata McIDAS web pages can be followed easily. >thanks again Tom, No worries. Glad to help. Tom >From address@hidden Mon Sep 15 17:47:25 2003 Terrific Tom! This should really allow help us in our configuration management, clean up the .cshrc files for our own local accounts, and not to mention as you say make for a smoother upgrade path come next release. I'm sure that'll take a load off for Tim. Thanks again for setting this all up for us and in such short order! Patrick
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