Installation from source
Installation from Source
In a nutshell grab the (CVS enabled) source code, and run the install script. If that fails, you should consult the more detailed installation guidelines.
Step 1: grab the source code
curl ftp://ftp.astro.umd.edu/progs/bima/miriad.tar.gz | tar zxf - or wget -O - ftp://ftp.astro.umd.edu/progs/bima/miriad.tar.gz | tar zxf -
Step 2: install using your own compiler
This shell script does have some optional arguments, but you should not need to supply any.
Step 3: Source the appropriate startup file, depending on your shell, and miriad should now be usable in your shell. You can also make this permanent by adding this to your ~/.cshrc or ~/.bashrc file.
For example, for a csh style shell
will add miriad to your current (csh) shell.
An example of hacking a routine where a user ran into a program that had some kind of obvious problem. In this example we assume the user has write permission in the $MIR tree.
% smauvspec .... # oh oh ... program crashes for probably simple reason ### Fatal Error: Buffer overflow(points), when accumulating plots % mirboss # become more powerful miriad boss (to make mods) % cd $MIRPROG/sma # go to where the action is (yes, you'll have to know that) % cvs -nq update smauvspec.for # for sanity, check if there is no update % cvs update smauvspec.for # if there was, probably good idea to update % mir.prog smauvspec # sanity check: make sure it still compiles % edit smauvspec.for # make your changes in your favorite editor % mir.prog smauvspec # compile your version, it will be in $MIRBIN % cd- # go to where you were working.... % smauvspec vis=..... # check it out
If the user had no permission to write inside the $MIR tree, you could still work around this if your local friendly miriad hacker is not available:
% cp $MIRPROG/sma/smauvspec.* . # make a local copy of the two files you need % edit smauvspec.for # edit it % mirmake smauvspec # uses template makefile. The "debug" command ok as well % ./smauvspec vis=... # test your local version explicitly