Software needed to install the ULTRACAM pipeline.

The ULTRACAM/SPEC pipeline is one of my C++ packages, and before anything else you should read the instructions on my main software page as to how to go about installing. The intention of this page is to provide a quick reference to the software you will need. Much of it might already be on your system. An easy way to proceed is just to start trying to install, and hope to recognize what is missing when you encounter problems. The list here might help to flag what to look out for.

  1. Make sure you have standard packages: you will minimally require autoconf, automake, libtool, git, make (GNU make best), gcc, g++, gfortran. Many of these should already be on your system and it will probably soon become obvious if any are missing.
  2. Make sure you have 3rd party packages: you will need readline-devel, libcurl-devel, libXerces-c-devel, cfitsio, pcre-devel. These are all available in typical linux distributions, but might not actually be installed on your system.
  3. Install PGPLOT and slalib: see the main software page for more on these, which are not available in standard distributions.
  4. Install my packages: do so in the following order: subs, colly, ultracam. Refer to the main software page for how to get the software and possible problems you might encounter.
  5. Let me know of anything extra you think it might be worth adding to these pages.

Tom Marsh, Warwick