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Installing SBSAT

These instructions are only for installing SBSAT on computers running unix. Instructions for Windows machines will be supplied in a future release.

Become root (This step may not be necessary). This entails knowing the superuser password. At the command line prompt, issue the command su and enter the superuser password when requested to do so.

If you have the CDROM, insert it into the CDROM drive and mount that drive, usually on /mnt/cdrom, using the following:


$ mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom


If this command fails, find a suitable mount point in place of /mnt/cdrom or find the correct /dev for the CDROM (for example, /dev/scd0) or both. If this still fails, consult a system administrator. The following assumes the above command succeeded. Change directory to the place where SBSAT is to be installed (for example /usr/local), make a directory called sbsat, change to that directory, and copy the contents of the CDROM to the current directory using the following commands:


$ cd /usr/local
$ mkdir sbsat
$ cd sbsat
$ cp -r /mnt/cdrom/* .


where the `.' is part of the command and means current directory. Use the umount command to unmount the CDROM as follows:


$ umount /mnt/cdrom


If you are installing the tarball, move it to the directory in which SBSAT is to reside. For example, if the target directory is /usr/local and sbsat-latest.tar.gz exists in the home directory of a user named franco then issue the command


$ mv ~franco/sbsat-latest.tar.gz /usr/local


Unzip and unarchive the tarball using the following commands


$ cd /usr/local
$ tar -xvzf sbsat-latest.tar.gz


You may remove the tarball, if you wish, with


$ rm sbsat-latest.tar


The result of the above commands is that all files of the SBSAT package are in a directory such as


/usr/local/sbsat-<version>-<revision>


where <version> and <revision> are the version and revision you have installed: for example, on January 5, 2007 the version is 2.5b and the revision is 5 so in this case the directory is


/usr/local/sbsat-2.5b-5


Set a link to this directory from /usr/local using a command like the following except with the correct version and revision numbers:


$ ln -s sbsat-2.5b-5 sbsat


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John Franco 2011-09-15