Testing new install
Do this in a scratch directory where there is no miriad subdirectory, for example /tmp:
cd /tmp curl ftp://ftp.astro.umd.edu/progs/bima/miriad.tar.gz | tar zxf - cd miriad ./configure --prefix=`pwd`/build >& log1 make >& log2 make install >& log3
The log1 step takes not even a minute, the log2 steps takes a bit longer, maybe 10 minutes, and the log3 step about 1-2 minutes.
If you want to actually try and use it, do this extra step:
after this do the usual thing to load miriad in your current shell:
it will know you have the new style install, and will also recognize if there is an old-style install.