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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:

Simply download and unpack the .tgz file using the command line (tar xvf pgopher-x86_64-linux-gtk2.tgz) 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 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:

There is little practical difference between the 32 and 64 bit versions, though the 64 bit version can, in principle, handle larger problems.

Usage Notes: