Starlink Software Collection - Download and Install Nanahope
Five distributions of the Nanahope release of the Starlink Software Collection are available:
32-bit Linux (659MB .tar.gz, md5sum: 283ab952f0f481fb48f2420537339f72)
64-bit Linux (667MB .tar.gz, md5sum: 858d62a053c4005e9c08f21335068704)
PPC OS X 10.4 (Tiger) (489MB .tar.gz, md5sum: 9735bc07d5edc47af0ad112157c116cc)
Intel OS X 10.4 (Tiger) (458MB .tar.gz, md5sum: 847154788fcea9d88e914675c148a528)
64-bit Intel OS X 10.5 (Leopard) (425MB .tar.gz, md5sum: 2de79160ec0401209170af23a418d0e6)
The above Linux distributions are built on glibc 2.5. Older versions of glibc will not work and are currently not supported. To check your glibc version, type "rpm -qi glibc" on RedHat-related distributions.
The Intel OS X 10.4 distribution will work on Intel OS X 10.5 as well but this should only be done if you have an early generation 32-bit intel system.
To check the MD5 checksum of your downloaded file, run either the md5sum, md5, or md5deep command, depending on which you have installed.
Parties interested in releases for other platforms (i.e. Solaris) can email <scicom AT SPAMFREE eao DOT hawaii DOT edu>. Please note that the Joint Astronomy Centre only runs Linux operationally and can only devote time and resources to Linux builds; all others (including those not listed here) are supported on a best-efforts basis.
The tar file will unzip into a star-nanahope/ directory in the directory you downloaded the tar file to. This release can be placed anywhere. When using the software, set the STARLINK_DIR environment variable to the location of the star-nanahope/ directory, i.e. if I had unzipped it into a /home/bradc/software directory, then the STARLINK_DIR environment variable would be set to /home/bradc/software/star-nanahope.
On some systems you may need the libg2c.so library. On Fedora Core (and presumably all Red Hat-derivative systems) this can be found in the compat-gcc-32 RPM. On Ubuntu (and presumably all Debian-derivative systems) this can be found in the libg2c0 package.
The 64-bit release requires glibc 2.5 and fairly recent versions of the X11 libraries (7.1 or higher). An up-to-date Gentoo, Fedora Core 6, or SUSE 10.1 are distributions that are known to work.
The tar file will unzip into a star/ directory in the directory where you downloaded the tar file. This should be copied to a /star directory, or have a /star softlink pointing to the installation location.
The Apple X11 distribution must be installed.
Leopard 64-bit distribution
The 64-bit distribution requires that you are using a 64-bit Java. You may need to run the Java Preferences tool to switch your default Java from v1.5 32-bit to v1.6 64-bit.
The 64-bit OS X 10.5 was built using HPC gfortran, and as such a gfortran library is needed. To get this library, download and install HPC gfortran.
Tiger 32-bit distribution
The Intel release was built on OS X 10.4 (Tiger) but has been tested on 10.5 (Leopard). The PPC release was built on OS X 10.4 but not tested on 10.5.
If you have not installed the OS X SDK, you will need to install it to obtain the ncurses library. It is located on the Tiger installation DVD, or Disc 1 of your hardware's installation CDs (open the "Xcode Tools" folder, then double-click the "XcodeTools.mpkg" package). This will also install X11, which is needed for the various graphical Starlink programs like GAIA or KAPPA/DISPLAY.
Note: The PPC keoe and hokulei releases installed into a local-star/ directory. This has changed to standardise on a star/ installation location.
To set up your environment for use with the Starlink Software Collection, first set the STARLINK_DIR environment variable to the location of the star/ directory. For example, if you downloaded the tarball to /home/bradc/software and unzipped it there, the STARLINK_DIR environment variable to /home/bradc/software/star. It is recommended that you edit the star/etc/login, star/etc/cshrc and star/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.
ORAC-DR for WFCAM
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.
This file has not changed for the nanahope release, so if you downloaded it for the lehuakona release, you need not download it again.