[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[McIDAS #KRH-362919]: MciDAS GOES data inquiry



Hi Weidong,

re:
> I am trying to set up Mcidas-x on my xp workstation.
> My XP version is XP + SP3 + SFU 3.5
> I followed the set up steps and mcidas set up completely as normal.
> Then I create another account to run Mcidas it Echo:
> /bin/ksh: mcidas : not found
> Any clue?

No, not really.  I would guess that the PATH for the new user you
setup does not contain the directory where McIDAS binaries are
installed.

A couple of comments are in order:

- even though McIDAS can be run under Windows XP, there are a LOT
  of configuration steps and two external packages that one must
  download, install and configure correctly to get things working.

- the Windows distribution of McIDAS contains _no_ Unidata bugfixes,
  modifications or additions

Because of these issues, I strongly recommend that sites install
and use McIDAS on a *nix system.  The most common platforms in
use are Linux (variety of distributions) and Solaris.  I was most
happy when I saw a previous comment from you:

"Thanks a lot, I would rather using MciDAS-x under Linux as it sound
easier for me, ..."

I am hopeful that you will consider this option as it will make your
use of McIDAS easier in the long run.

By the way, I got side tracked yesterday and the day before, so I
have not put together a script for you to use to copy GOES-East/West
data to your machine.  I am hopeful I can get this done today...

Cheers,

Tom
--
****************************************************************************
Unidata User Support                                    UCAR Unidata Program
(303) 497-8642                                                 P.O. Box 3000
address@hidden                                   Boulder, CO 80307
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unidata HomePage                       http://www.unidata.ucar.edu
****************************************************************************


Ticket Details
===================
Ticket ID: KRH-362919
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publicly available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us.