This page contains instructions on how to install different CACTUS builds on supported operating systems. Many of these same instructions can be found the CACTUS wiki at https://svnweb.cern.ch/trac/cactus/wiki/

On SLC5 (Scientific Linux CERN)

CACTUS installation on SLC5 is supported by RPM/YUM

  1. Download the CACTUS repo file
  2. Copy the repo file to /etc/yum.repos.d
          sudo cp cactus.repo /etc/yum.repos.d
          
  3. Install the software using YUM
          sudo yum groupinstall cactus
          
  4. When installation is complete, then the CACTUS software package should be in /opt/cactus

On SL5 (Scientific Linux)

CACTUS installation on SL5 is not supported by RPM/YUM and must be done manually.

  1. Install the prerequisites for the installation using YUM
    1.       sudo yum -y install bzip2-devel zlib-devel ncurses-devel python-devel readline-devel
            
  2. Check out the code from SVN into the desired location your machine.
          svn co https://svn.cern.ch/repos/cactus/trunk
          
  3. Be sure the CACTUS root directory trunk/ is where you want it. In the following steps, I will just assume the code has been checked out into the user's home directory.
  4. Go the 'trunk' directory of the CACTUS code and build the package
          cd ~/trunk/
          make
          
  5. The build may take a long time--on the order of an hour--so be patient. If any errors occur, make sure that all of the above-mentioned prerequisites are indeed installed and up-to-date, and try again.

-- CharlieHill - 26 Oct 2012

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