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bwallum
February 25th, 2011, 12:04 AM
Hi

I'm trying to install Starlink - Namaka and have downloaded the source files from http://starlink.jach.hawaii.edu/starlink/NamakaDownload

The community help file on the subject https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Starlink does not work.

Can anybody help me install this package please?

Foxheadz
February 25th, 2011, 01:28 AM
I know theres a command line application called alien that will change an rpm file into a deb file, not entirely sure on the command but im sure theres a man page.

uRock
February 25th, 2011, 01:34 AM
What error(s) are you getting?

rosencrantz
February 25th, 2011, 03:42 AM
Is it really an rpm install? From the instructions on the page you linked to (http://starlink.jach.hawaii.edu/starlink/NamakaDownload) it looks like it's precompiled and stand-alone with some workarounds for older dependencies. I can't check it right now because of the impressive download size ;-)
So, to install, you'd have to untar to some directory, do
export STARLINK_DIR=<the same directory>, optionally install libg2c0 with apt-get, download their libexpat-64.so.0 (http://starlink.jach.hawaii.edu/extras/libexpat-64.so.0) and put it into the lib subfolder.
No need for alien or lengthy compiling.

Good luck

rosencrantz

bwallum
February 26th, 2011, 01:01 AM
Is it really an rpm install? From the instructions on the page you linked to (http://starlink.jach.hawaii.edu/starlink/NamakaDownload) it looks like it's precompiled and stand-alone with some workarounds for older dependencies. I can't check it right now because of the impressive download size ;-)
So, to install, you'd have to untar to some directory, do
export STARLINK_DIR=<the same directory>, optionally install libg2c0 with apt-get, download their libexpat-64.so.0 (http://starlink.jach.hawaii.edu/extras/libexpat-64.so.0) and put it into the lib subfolder.
No need for alien or lengthy compiling.

Good luck

rosencrantz
There it was, right before my nose and I couldn't see it looking for the complexity. Thank you rosencrantz for the steer and thanks to everybody for all the contributions. Now up and running! Just a small point the libexpat-64.so.0 needs to be renamed to libexpat.so.9