Running vdf on a linux box locally
Joe Boudreau has helpfully bundled up the libraries necessary for running vdf locally on linux in tar file which can be downloaded from the following page.
There may be some lower level rpms that you need, difficult to know without knowing what you already have installed on your machine. If you run into trouble, mail me (email@example.com) or Joe (his email is on the page linked above).
Instructions for building vdf on your local box can also be found on Joe's page.
Annoyingly useful things about getting vdf working on your linux box.Today, I discovered that the University of Pittsburgh computer system was down, so I couldn't get to the page I linked above. So I couldn't get vdf to work on my system! I took a closer look at why it wouldn't work. Is your symptom the same as this:
"I do a gmake, or gmake Visualization or gmake Visualisation.nobin or whatever...and it just spins through the targets and doesn't do anything"
If so, then you haven't got the right environment variables set up. You need two (this is what Joe's page would tell me if I could get there..):
Note the name of the second one!
If you don't have the second environment variable, the gmake will never pick up the test and src directories in your local release. gmake will happily go through your local release and claim nothing is there to be done. This is because these directories are only included if the VISTOOLS_DIR variable is set. (See the GNUmakefile in the Visualization directory.)
So here are the values you need to set:
setenv VISUALIZATION YES
setenv VISTOOLS_DIR [dir where the libraries for visualization are]
Now you should be all set.
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