If you decide to install shared software for the department, please look over the current guidelines for doing so.

Shared software installed in /usr/grads/

If you would like to install something and make it available to others:

  • build and install somewhere other than /usr/grads/ (space is limited)
    • use the --prefix option for configure scripts
    • make sure the program executes correctly without any special environment settings
  • put a link to the binaries and man pages in /usr/grads/{bin,man} with the version number appended
  • add it to the list here

Software currently installed in /usr/grads (likely incomplete):

Firefox 2.0 2006-10-24 post a web browser!
Pidgin 2.0.0 2007-5-7 kelsey Mutiprotocol IM client (previously GAIM)
Hugs 98 March 2005 2006-2-13 kelsey Haskell 98 Interpreter
keychain 2005-10-10 kelsey ssh-agent support
maxima 5.10.0 2006-11-22 gildea Free mathematica/maple clone.
R 2.3.1 2006-09-21 post  
Emacs 2006-09-07 vandurme head from cvs, binary is named emacs22  
Emacs Speaks Statistics 5.2.11 2005-12-15 post how to use this
tidy   2005-08-17 kelsey HTML cleaner.
vsound 0.5 2005-02-16 vandurme virtual audio loopback
x2vnc 1.7.2 2007-09-11 kelsey Let an X display flow over to a VNC server
xdiskusage 1.48 2005-08-03 kelsey frontend to du.
xxdiff 3.0.4 2005-10-28 kelsey frontend to diff


In case you were having problems getting Matlab to start up because of a glibc error, here's a simple workaround you should drop in your environment (via cshrc or similar):

# workaround to deal with Matlab crashing on startup

setenv MALLOC_CHECK_ 0

-- PaulArdis - 02 Apr 2006

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