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Installation instructions and an RPM SPEC file (untested)
1 BUILDING AND INSTALLING ASCEND
2
3 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
8
9 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
13
14 -----
15 BUILDING ON LINUX AND WINDOWS
16
17 To build ASCEND we now recommend using SCons. This is supported
18 both on Windows (using the MinGW toolset) and Linux.
19
20 ASCEND provides two possible interfaces. The older, more mature
21 GUI is based on Tcl/Tk. A newer interface that is more in keeping
22 with modern GUI design is implemented using PyGTK, but it is still
23 missing some functionality.
24
25 Using SCons 0.96.91 or newer, see your build options by typing
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27 scons -Qh
28
29 You can add your build options to a file in this directory
30 which you can create, called 'config.py'.
31
32 Then to build ASCEND, type
33
34 scons
35
36 SCons will tell you what version(s) of ASCEND it is able to build.
37 The PyGTK interface requires Python (which is present if you have
38 SCons). The Tcl/Tk interface requires that you have Tcl/Tk and
39 TkTable installed on your system.
40
41 For updates on this information, please check
42 https://pse.cheme.cmu.edu/wiki/view/Ascend/BuildingAscend
43
44 For specific information on building the Python interface and
45 setting up the PyGTK GUI, please see
46 https://pse.cheme.cmu.edu/wiki/view/Ascend/PythonWrapper
47
48 ------
49 INSTALLING ON LINUX
50
51 To then install ASCEND, you will need to have write access to the
52 directories INSTALL_DATA, INSTALL_BIN as specified in your
53 SCons configuration. You can then type
54
55 scons install
56
57 ------
58 INSTALLING ON WINDOWS
59
60 More details to come here. For the PyGTK GUI, you can install
61 ASCEND by running the 'create.nsi' script (using the NSIS
62 installer-creator from http://nsis.sf.net/ which is free)
63 then running the created installation package.
64
65 ------
66 CREATING AN RPM/DEB PACKAGE
67
68 Many users prefer to keep their systems clear of unpackaged
69 software. For this reason, we aim to provide the ability to build
70 SCons as an RPM package. If you are in your home directory, type
71
72 rpmbuild -ta ascend-NNNNN.tar.bz2
73
74 This will pull out the 'spec' from from the source package,
75 which hopefully will be up to date in correspondance with the
76 package version number NNNNN.
77
78 You will then be able to install ASCEND using something like
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80 rpm -i ~/rpm/ascend-NNNNN-0.jdpipe.i386.rpm
81
82 Debian/Unbuntu users should find that they can create a usable
83 .deb package using the tool 'alien'. We haven't got native
84 support for the generation of .deb packages at this stage.
85
86 ------
87 GETTING SUPPORT AND FURTHER INFORMATION
88
89 For support with ASCEND, details of mailing lists and other
90 useful information, please visit
91
92 ASCEND user's website:
93 http://ascend.cheme.cmu.edu/
94
95 ASCEND developer's wiki:
96 https://pse.cheme.cmu.edu/wiki/view/Ascend/WebHome

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