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.
The website has various tar files. The main ones are:
Simply download and unpack the .tgz file using the
command line (tar xvf
and run the PGOPHER executable (./pgopher).
An executable (tabslave)
is also provided for the TabSlave
Editor in the tar file, and this should be kept in the
same directory as the PGOPHER
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".
If you are using an 32 bit system, or an older 64 bit system
then the .tgz file above may not be suitable (an error message
about GLIBC may indicate this). Two alternative versions are
available in the epel directory, which have been
compiled using older library versions:
unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESSor alternatively use the following one line bash script to start PGOPHER (adjust the 2nd value to be where you have the PGOPHER executable):
DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS= $HOME/compiled/pgopher/x86_64-linux-gtk2/pgopher $*