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Installation instructions

Windows install

Unzip file in a directory whose name does not contain spaces (e.g C:\ is ok, C:\Program Files\ is not ok). Move in the new Lsd directory and run the file run.bat, clicking on its icon.

Unix install

On Unix platforms you need to ensure that your system contains the development version of Tcl/Tk. Usually you can get it using your preferred package manager. You then need to compile LMM, linking the required libraries. The distribution includes a makefile that should work smoothly on most systems. In case of errors the messages indicate additional libraries required on you system, and you will need to edit your makefile. Remember the additional libraries because you will need to add them into the LMM's System Compilation Options.

In synthesis, these are the steps. Unpack the file creating the directory structure, compile LMM and run it: 

# unzip

# cd Lsd

# make -fmakefile.ln

# ./lmm 

See the Readme.txt file in the Lsd directory, or post a topic on the LSD Forum.

Lsd on Mac OSX

Lsd on Mac can be compiled as native package or under X11. See the Andre Lorentz's  a complete guide on LSD for Mac users.  For Leopard users here is a quick hint on the steps required for the installation.


Mac users have two options. Either compile Lsd as a Unix system, or use the package native for Mac OS X. In both cases you need to install the developer toolkit. In the first case you also need to install the X11 package (see the help on your Mac documentation). The, open a terminal and follow the instructions for installing Lsd on Linux systems.

For a native Mac look&feel you need to install the ActiveState distribution of Tcl/Tk, following the relative instructions. Then, unpack the Lsd distribution for Unix on your preferred location. Open a terminal and enter the directory of Lsd installation. Give then the command:

> make -f Makefile-OSX

after the compilation launch LMM with the command:

> ./lmm

or simply click on its icon from the Finder.


Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2009 12:15