Hi Alex, re: > I tired to follow these instructions but there is no use. ?? re: > Since it is > somewhat nontrivial to build, are you certain there aren't pre-compiled > binaries available for this software? I can assure you that neither we nor SSEC make precompiled binary installations of McIDAS-X available. One quick question: - what are your plans for using McIDAS-X? What I'm really asking is if you need the low level things that McIDAS-X provides IMHO better than other packages, or if your needs are at a "higher" (subject to interpretation) level? I want to be clear: it is not my intention to dissuade you from using McIDAS-X. I am one of its developers, and I like it better than other packages for analyzing satellite imagery. re: > This is the output from env: > > WRF_DIR=/Volumes/data_raid/WRFV331wof > TERM_PROGRAM=Apple_Terminal > SHELL=/bin/bash > TERM=dtterm > RMTPORT=12342 > TMPDIR=/var/folders/qw/m7w0w5551vqddjpf987b2h4c0000gp/T/ > Apple_PubSub_Socket_Render=/private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.omlg1ZjmhN/Render > TERM_PROGRAM_VERSION=388.1.1 > OLDPWD=/Users/alex.fierro/Desktop > TERM_SESSION_ID=DF2D102A-1343-4605-AAE1-9CF91A85E41D > NETCDFPATH=/opt/local/netcdf4m64 > WRF_SRC_ROOT_DIR=/Volumes/data_raid/WRFV331wof > NETCDF_INCDIR=/opt/local/netcdf4m64/include > USER=alex.fierro > SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.C7ZdjouyOw/Listeners > __CF_USER_TEXT_ENCODING=0x1F6:0x0:0x0 > GASCRP=/Users/alex.fierro/Desktop/grads-1.9b4/data > McINST_ROOT=/Users/alex.fierro/Desktop/mcidas > PATH=/Users/alex.fierro/bin:/opt/local/openmpi/bin:./:/sw/bin:/bin:/Users/alex.fierro/anaconda3/bin:/Users/alex.fierro/miniconda3/bin:/Users/alex.fierro/bin:/opt/local/openmpi/bin:./:/sw/bin:/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/opt/X11/bin:/usr/texbin:/sw/lib:.:/opt/local/netcdf4m64/bin:/opt/local/hdf5m64/bin:/usr/local/ncarg/bin:/opt/local/bin:/opt/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/bin:/Users/mansell/bin:/opt/local/bin:/sw/bin/:/Users/alex.fierro/Desktop/XLMA_NEW/lma_lib:/Users/alex.fierro/miniconda3/bin:/Users/alex.fierro/bin:/sw/lib:.:/opt/local/netcdf4m64/bin:/opt/local/hdf5m64/bin:/usr/local/ncarg/bin:/opt/local/bin:/opt/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/bin:/Users/mansell/bin:/opt/local/bin:/sw/bin/:/Users/alex.fierro/Desktop/XLMA_NEW/lma_lib:/Users/alex.fierro/miniconda3/bin > HDF5_DISABLE_VERSION_CHECK=1 > MKL_NUM_THREADS=1 > PWD=/Users/alex.fierro/Desktop/mcidas/mcidas2016/src > NCARG_ROOT=/opt/local > NETCDF_LIBDIR=/opt/local/netcdf4m64/lib > LANG=en_US.UTF-8 > XPC_FLAGS=0x0 > XPC_SERVICE_NAME=0 > SHLVL=1 > HOME=/Users/alex.fierro > NETCDF=/opt/local/netcdf4m64 > LOGNAME=alex.fierro > GADDIR=/Users/alex.fierro/Desktop/grads-1.9b4/data > DISPLAY=/private/tmp/com.apple.launchd.7ER4r8lfW0/org.macosforge.xquartz:0 > _=/usr/bin/env This shows that none of the environment variables needed to define the environment in which McIDAS-X is built or run have been defined. re: > I am confused by these set of instructions: > > McINST_ROOT=$HOME > VENDOR=-gfortran > export McINST_ROOT VENDOR > > I have used bash for ~ 15 years and frankly do not understand this: why > setting 'McINST_ROOT' to $HOME to later set it to VENDOR ? McINST_ROOT defines where the root of the McIDAS installation lives. If one installs McIDAS-X as the user 'mcidas' (you do not appear to want to do this) and follows the instructions in the Unidata McIDAS-X User's Guide, then the root of the McIDAS-X installation will be the HOME directory of the user 'mcidas'. If one wants to install McIDAS in a different account, McINST_ROOT's definition needs to be altered to accurately reflect where the root of the McIDAS installation will be. Also, McINST_ROOT does _not_ get redefined to be VENDOR. The line export McINST_ROOT VENDOR says to export the definitions of the environment variables McINST_ROOT and VENDOR ... there is no '=' sign in the line. re: > I think the correct syntax should be: > > export McINST_ROOT=$HOME > export VENDOR=-gfortran Either way works exactly the same as the other. The only difference is that 'export McINST_ROOT VENDOR' exports two environment variables at once. re: > None of these work, however. I build McIDAS-X in the BASH shell as a matter of course. The approach I took was to put all of the environment variable setting into a script that gets installed in the 'admin' directory of the McIDAS-X installation, and then inform the user to source the appropriate file. Since the documentation is written assuming that the user doing the installation is 'mcidas', and the unpacking of the McIDAS source file is assumed to be done in ~mcidas, the lines to be added to one's .bash_profile file would be: # McINST_ROOT and VENDOR conforming shell defines # needed to bulid McIDAS McINST_ROOT=$HOME VENDOR=-gfortran export McINST_ROOT VENDOR # NOTE: uncomment the next two lines that set MySQL_ROOT if you # want to build with MySQL support: # - leave the value blank if MySQL is installed in a standard # location # - specify the value as the root directory of the MySQL # installation if MySQL is not installed in a standard # location # MySQL_ROOT=TRUE # export MySQL_ROOT if [ -e $HOME/admin/mcidas_env.sh ]; then . $HOME/admin/mcidas_env.sh fi I see now that it would be much better for the logic around sourcing the environment file would be better written as: if [ -e $McINST_ROOT/admin/mcidas_env.sh ]; then . $McINST_ROOT/admin/mcidas_env.sh fi This way one's root of the McIDAS distribution would be completely set by the McINST_ROOT environment variable. The documentation should probably say that one needs to source the environment file 'mcidas_env.sh' for whatever user is building McIDAS-X. This oversight is a result of the assumption/recommendation that McIDAS-X be installed in the 'mcidas' account. re: > This is perhaps because "make clean' only cleans up the object files in the > src directory. How can one make a complete clean of all the mcidas > directories (i.e., libs as well)?. The clean target adopted by SSEC for McIDAS, and used in the Unidata McIDAS distribution is: make clobber re: > For instance, WRF has an option to clean everything with "clean -a", which > I wasn't able to find here. I would have carried through with use of 'make clean' or 'make distclean', but I felt I needed to parallel what was adopted by SSEC so that MUG users that wanted to use the Unidata distribution instead of the one from SSEC would not find that everything was different. re: > Cheers and thanks, Just so you know, I am happy to login to your machine and (attempt to) build and install McIDAS-X. Cheers, Tom -- **************************************************************************** Unidata User Support UCAR Unidata Program (303) 497-8642 P.O. 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