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1 johnpye 438 BUILDING AND INSTALLING ASCEND
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3 johnpye 438 Thanks for downloading ASCEND! We hope you'll find it straight-
4     forward to set up and run ASCEND. If you have any comments on
5     your experience with this, we're very keen to hear about that.
6     Please check out the up-to-date contact details at:
7     https://pse.cheme.cmu.edu/wiki/view/Ascend/WebHome
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9 johnpye 438 There are older versions of this document, which include instructions
10     on how to build ASCEND with GNU Autotools. This may or may not work
11     with the version are currently looking at.
12     https://pse.cheme.cmu.edu/svn-view/ascend/code/trunk/INSTALL?view=log
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14 johnpye 438 -----
15     BUILDING ON LINUX AND WINDOWS
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17 johnpye 438 To build ASCEND we now recommend using SCons. This is supported
18 ben.allan 474 both on Windows (using the MinGW toolset) and Linux. Their fans
19     will also find build tools for jam and autotools. The autotools
20     build is still maintained for at least the tcl/tk interface version.
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22 johnpye 438 ASCEND provides two possible interfaces. The older, more mature
23     GUI is based on Tcl/Tk. A newer interface that is more in keeping
24     with modern GUI design is implemented using PyGTK, but it is still
25     missing some functionality.
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27 johnpye 438 Using SCons 0.96.91 or newer, see your build options by typing
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29 johnpye 438 scons -Qh
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31 johnpye 438 You can add your build options to a file in this directory
32     which you can create, called 'config.py'.
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34 johnpye 438 Then to build ASCEND, type
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36 johnpye 438 scons
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38 johnpye 438 SCons will tell you what version(s) of ASCEND it is able to build.
39     The PyGTK interface requires Python (which is present if you have
40     SCons). The Tcl/Tk interface requires that you have Tcl/Tk and
41     TkTable installed on your system.
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43 johnpye 438 For updates on this information, please check
44     https://pse.cheme.cmu.edu/wiki/view/Ascend/BuildingAscend
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46 johnpye 438 For specific information on building the Python interface and
47     setting up the PyGTK GUI, please see
48     https://pse.cheme.cmu.edu/wiki/view/Ascend/PythonWrapper
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50 johnpye 438 ------
51     INSTALLING ON LINUX
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53 johnpye 438 To then install ASCEND, you will need to have write access to the
54     directories INSTALL_DATA, INSTALL_BIN as specified in your
55     SCons configuration. You can then type
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57 johnpye 438 scons install
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59 johnpye 438 ------
60     INSTALLING ON WINDOWS
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62 johnpye 438 More details to come here. For the PyGTK GUI, you can install
63     ASCEND by running the 'create.nsi' script (using the NSIS
64     installer-creator from http://nsis.sf.net/ which is free)
65     then running the created installation package.
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67 johnpye 438 ------
68     CREATING AN RPM/DEB PACKAGE
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70 johnpye 438 Many users prefer to keep their systems clear of unpackaged
71     software. For this reason, we aim to provide the ability to build
72     SCons as an RPM package. If you are in your home directory, type
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74 johnpye 438 rpmbuild -ta ascend-NNNNN.tar.bz2
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76 johnpye 438 This will pull out the 'spec' from from the source package,
77     which hopefully will be up to date in correspondance with the
78     package version number NNNNN.
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80 johnpye 438 You will then be able to install ASCEND using something like
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82 johnpye 438 rpm -i ~/rpm/ascend-NNNNN-0.jdpipe.i386.rpm
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84 johnpye 438 Debian/Unbuntu users should find that they can create a usable
85     .deb package using the tool 'alien'. We haven't got native
86     support for the generation of .deb packages at this stage.
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88 johnpye 438 ------
89     GETTING SUPPORT AND FURTHER INFORMATION
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91 johnpye 438 For support with ASCEND, details of mailing lists and other
92     useful information, please visit
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94 johnpye 438 ASCEND user's website:
95     http://ascend.cheme.cmu.edu/
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97 johnpye 438 ASCEND developer's wiki:
98     https://pse.cheme.cmu.edu/wiki/view/Ascend/WebHome

john.pye@anu.edu.au
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