Installing WISPR under Fedora 10

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Installing WISPR under Fedora 10

It took me about 3 hours and several dead ends to install WISPR on my ASUS 901 running Fedora 10. The following is a summary of what I did that worked! I certainly su'd into root and ran as root on several occasions. Since I can't remember which bits needed this I haven't put this into these instructions - if it gives you a permissions error then try running the same command as root. The links and options specified are correct as at 22nd Oct 2009. If they are not the same when you try this you will have to make an informed guess as to the correct ones - it should be obvious. You will need some knowledge of Linux to do this install. If an rpm of WISPR is ever produced then it will be a REALLY simple job to install!!!!

1) GET WISPR

Go to:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/index.html

Choose 'Program Development' option on the left hand side of the screen.

scroll down to the TARBALLS section and click on WISPR1.12r1177

download the WISPR software.

extract the tarball into a suitable directory.

2) SET UP LIBRARIES AND PREREQUISITES

Confirm that the following modules are installed, either using the desktop tool or yum. If not, download and install them.

subversion

python2.5-dev
python-imaging-tk
python-pmw

numpy

portaudio

Now see if you have g95 (it is not usually part of the standard install). DO NOT USE Gfortan!!!! If you do it will compile but give you a segmentation fault when you try and run WISPR.

You can get g95 from :

http://www.g95.org/downloads.shtml

choose G95 binaries section and then the first item Linux86

Downoad g95.

extract g95 into a suitable directory.

cd to the directory

you now need to create a sym link to the directory that normally contains the compilers (in my case /usr/bin).

ln -s i686-unknown-linux-gnu-g95 /usr/bin/g95

3) COMPILE WISPR

go back to the wispr directory and to the src directory.

now type ./configure
providing that is all OK then type make

To run you can type python wispr.py

Good Luck!

Tim
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