Installation - Linux
PGOPHER should run on most recent Linux distributions
as is provided the correct libraries are installed, mainly Gnome
support libraries. Most calculations will run on any
machine; larger calculations involving multiple states can
benefit from more memory or processors. Some features,
particularly interactive fits, are much easier with a two or
three button mouse rather than a trackpad or touch screen.
Files to Download
The website has various tar files. The main ones are:
for 32 bit x86 machines
for 64 bit x86 machines. This can handle larger problems than
the 32 bit version, but for most use cases does not provide
any significant advantage. It will not run on 32 bit operating
- pgopher_help_v....zip. This is a snapshot of the
documentation and sample files
If running a 64 bit operating system the 64 bit version is
reccomended, though the 32 bit version will run on 64 bit systems,
provided the appropriate 32 bit libraries are installed.
For either version, simply download and unpack then .tgz
file using the command line (tar xvf <filename>) and run the PGOPHER
executable (./pgopher). Executables (slave and tabslave) are also
provided for the Slave Editor in
the tar file, and this should be kept in the same directory as
executable. To use a local copy of the documentation, unzip the
pgopher_help_v....zip file in the same directory; this
will produce a directory "Help".
- Interactive fits are much easier with a two button mouse
rather than a one button mouse or trackpad.
- If you see a message about GLIBC or missing libraries try
files with similar names in the EPEL directory which are
compiled with an older Linux version (RHEL 6).
- If none of the binaries run on your system you may need to
compile from source, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If a local copy of the help file is not installed, the help
menu entries will show the on line files at http://pgopher.chm.bris.ac.uk/Help/.
- If the program looks odd it may be worth trying a different