Building AXIS on a BDI system

Here are some outdated instructions on running AXIS on BDI-46

Don't follow these instructions when installing 1.0b1 and later releases! Instead, see the new installation instructions.

1. Do a hard drive install. Before doing so, I couldn't apt-get anything.

2. Get the proper apt packages installed $ apt-get update $ apt-get install python-opengl python-tk python-dev xlibmesa-dev \ freeglut-dev

3. Test whether the OpenGL.Tk Python module is working or not. $ python -c 'import OpenGL.Tk' If this command completes without an error, everything is fine. Skip to the next step.

If this segfaults, your package has the bug described in this debian bug report

Get a copy of the PyOpenGL source from SourceForge Untar and apply the patch in the bug report, then in the same file add the tcl and tk include directories to self.include_dirs in class build_togl:def finalize_options(). (I think the include dirs are /usr/include/tcl8.4 /usr/include/tk8.4)

Build only togl, then manually copy to the right place: $ python build_togl $ cp build/Togl-1.6-tk8.4/ \ /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/OpenGL/Tk/linux2-tk8.4/

4. Build EMC so that the proper libraries are available: $ cd /usr/local/src; tar xjvf ../emc*tar.bz2 $ make -C rcslib/src PLAT=linux_rtai $ make -C emc/src PLAT=linux_rtai

5. Get the AXIS source Untar, change to directory, and install: PLAT=linux_rtai EMCSOURCEDIR=/usr/local/src python install

6. Create a symlink from the plat bin directory to /usr/bin/axis: $ cd /usr/local/emc/plat/linux_rtai/bin $ ln -s /usr/bin/axis .

7. Modify your emc ini file to say DISPLAY = axis

8. Run emc from the shell. AXIS's gui should be displayed. If not, look for the errors in the output, and fix whatever is wrong.

(originally posted on the AXIS blog)

Entry first conceived on 25 November 2004, 16:10 UTC, last modified on 15 January 2012, 3:46 UTC
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