You can rsync from the EAO's builds in Hilo if you want a 64-bit Linux build. These are all built on CentOS 6.

To rsync from our nightly Linux 64 bit build you can do:

This is an automated build, carried out every morning (HST) if there have been any code changes pushed to the Github Repo. It includes Starjava and ORAC-DR.

It is also possible to sync from the local builds we have on the EAO computers in hilo, either from our /star build or our /stardev build.

Please note that these two EAO builds are frequently in an unusual state, and the output from starversion may not be completely accurate. They are in general less up-to-date than the nightly build listed above. In particular, Starjava is often not updated for long periods of time in these two builds.

Mac OSX:

The following OSX nightly build is created on a machine running Yosemite. We believe it should work on versions as old as Snow Leopard, but we do not have the ability to test on any older versions of OSX ====


  1. An up-to-date XQuartz X11 distribution must be installed. If you already have XQuartz installed but need to update it, you can run the application and go to the top menu and select: X11->Check for X11 updates. If you need to install the software, it can be found here:

  2. A recent Java JDK must be installed to use the Starjava programs topcat, splat stilts and frog. This can be found at To check if you have Java installed already, open a terminal, type java -version and see if the command is found, and if you have 1.8 installed.

There should not be any other dependencies for installing the OS X build; this is a change from previous releases which required manual installation of various libraries.


If you encounter any problems with these builds, email for assistance.

Post-installation Run-up

To set up your environment for use with the Starlink Software Collection, first set the STARLINK_DIR environment variable to the location of the stardev directory. For example, if you rsync into to /home/person/software, set the STARLINK_DIR environment variable to /home/person/software/stardev. It is recommended that you edit the stardev/etc/login, stardev/etc/cshrc and stardev/etc/profile files to set this environment variable at the top of each file.

To use the Starlink Software Collection on csh and related shells (like tcsh), source $STARLINK_DIR/etc/login and $STARLINK_DIR/etc/cshrc. On sh and related shells (like bash), source $STARLINK_DIR/etc/profile.

For more details please see the installation page for the most recent release.


Because of the large size of WFCAM calibration files, they have been split off from the main download tarballs, as not everybody will be reducing WFCAM data using ORAC-DR. These calibrations can be downloaded here (901MB .tar.gz). The tar file will unzip into a wfcam/ directory in the directory you downloaded the tar file to. To install these calibration files, copy the directory into the $STARLINK_DIR/bin/oracdr/cal/ directory, thus creating the $STARLINK_DIR/bin/oracdr/cal/wfcam/ directory containing the calibration files.

Starlink: rsyncStarlink (last edited 2015-12-17 02:23:35 by SarahGraves)