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Re: [vox-tech] Problems installing and running UNIX based programs
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Re: [vox-tech] Problems installing and running UNIX based programs

Jason Snyder wrote:
> I am having problems with installing programs on LINUX ubuntu 9.10.  That
> includes having problems setting environments using setenv.  Is it possible
> to have some one go over the program webpages to help me install
> some of these programs?
> One such program is called GrADS on the website for this is:
> http://www.iges.org/grads/downloads.html
> Based on this website can you help give me guidance on how to install
> GrADS?  This would help be to able to install other similar programs.
> Another program I tried installing is NetCDF:
> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/
> when I tried running the install program make install I got the following
> message:
> snyderjm@snyderjm-laptop:~/Desktop/netcdf-4.0.1$ make install
> Making install in f90
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/snyderjm/Desktop/netcdf-4.0.1/f90'
> make  install-am
> make[2]: Entering directory `/home/snyderjm/Desktop/netcdf-4.0.1/f90'
> make[3]: Entering directory `/home/snyderjm/Desktop/netcdf-4.0.1/f90'
> make[3]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
> test -z "/usr/local/share/man/man3" || /bin/mkdir -p
> "/usr/local/share/man/man3"
> /bin/mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/share/man/man3': Permission
> denied
> make[3]: *** [install-man3] Error 1
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/snyderjm/Desktop/netcdf-4.0.1/f90'
> make[2]: *** [install-am] Error 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/snyderjm/Desktop/netcdf-4.0.1/f90'
> make[1]: *** [install] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/snyderjm/Desktop/netcdf-4.0.1/f90'
> make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
> Thanks,
> Jason

sudo make install
(This command requires permission to write to /usr/local so you need to
use sudo)

If version 3.6 works for you though just use it from the repositories.
sudo apt-get install netcdf-bin
The advantage is that you don't have to worry about it, and the python
bindings are also available.

As for GrADS
sudo make install

should work...

Though for all cases where you use make install I highly suggest
checkinstall (you need to install it first)
sudo checkinstall
This creates a deb package specific to your machine and the package gets
installed via the package manager which keeps the system cleaner for
upgrades later.

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