OKLAHOMA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OBSERVATORY
HOW TO INSTALL Guralp SCREAM on UBUNTU 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).
This procedure will probably work for installing RPM packages on other
versions of Ubuntu and other debian based linux distrubitions.
Some of these commands were modified from:
For anyone moving from a Linux distribution which has a root user, (superuser), note
that Ubuntu 7.04, and probably other Ubuntu versions do not have a root user. Instead of su ing
to root, type:
Ubuntu will require you to retype your user password again. This will be the same password you
logged in with.
For persons still using windows, upgrade to Linux :) :):) SuSE and Ubuntu are our faviorite
distributions, because that is what we are familiar with. SuSE uses .rpm packages; Ubuntu uses
INSTALLATION STEPS-SCREAM ON UBUNTU:
Check whither your Ubuntu computer has the alien packages installed.
Type into a terminal window (eg xterm):
if the return is something like: /usr/bin/alien, alien is installed. Skip step 2. and start
at step 3.
if the return is only a prompt, alien is not installed, go to step 2.
2. Type into a terminal window:
sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev dbhelper build essential
Because this is a root/superuser command (sudo), you will be prompted to enter your
user password. Assuming that the computer is on the internet, the statement installs
several components, including the gnu C/C++ compiler. Expect lots of output.
You will presumably have a SCREAM rpm package named something like:
We suggest that you keep a package directory. If your home directory is /home/jane
use something like /home/jane/PACKAGES.
cd to /home/jane/PACKAGES or whatever directory scream-4.4-1.i386.rpm is in.
4. Convert the rpm package to a deb package:
sudo alien scream-4.4-1.i386.rpm
The /home/jane/PACKAGES directory should now have a new file name
scream-4.4-1.i386.deb . We suggest you keep both the rpm and deb
packages in the /home/jane/PACKAGES. If you have multiple versions of
SCREAM plus other application packages, we suggest putting all
SCREAM packages into a sub-directory such as /home/jane/PACKAGES/SCREAM.
You should not need further sub-directories to separate rpm and deb packages,
because the .rpm, or .deb clearly distinguishes them.
5. Install the SCREAM debian (.deb) package on your Ubuntu computer.
Remain in the directory with the .deb package and type:
sudo dpkg -I scream-4.4-1.i386.deb
You should find a new binary program: /usr/bin/scream-4.4-1.i386
Check to be sure it is executable.
If /usr/bin is in your path, you can type scream-4.4-1.i386 to start SCREAM.
6. If you wish to type only scream to start SCREAM, do not create confusion
by renaming the executable. Instead make a link to it:
sudo ln -s scream-4.4-1.386 scream
Jim Lawson 2007-10-10
revised and much more
detail added 2007-11-28