- Select the gzipped tar-file for your machine.
MXPL is currently available for
To find out what operating system is running on your machine, type
- Copy the appropriate tar-file from the CD into your HOME-Directory.
E.g. on an SGI type
cp mxplirix.tar $HOME
- Unpack the gzipped tar-file with the command
gzcat mxpl*.tar.gz|tar -xvf -
This will create
a subdirectory mxpl in your HOME-Directory containing further subdirectories for
binaries, documentation, configuration and system files.
This will also unpack the
CRAPS binaries and sample configuration
files for BPA-PC and the bead-spring model.
- Set the environment variable $MXPLHOME to the main directory of MXPL,
i.e. $HOME/mxpl. Depending on your shell you do this with
export MXPLHOME=$HOME/mxpl (for ksh and bash)
setenv MXPLHOME $HOME/mxpl (for csh and tcsh)
To find out what shell you use, type
- Add $MXPLHOME/bin to your search path using either
export PATH=$HOME/mxpl:$PATH (for ksh and bash)
setenv PATH ($HOME/mxpl $PATH) (for csh and tcsh)
- You should add the above commands to your shell startup files
(.cshrc for csh or tcsh,
.profile for bash or ksh). Please ask your local UNIX guru
if you have trouble adding these environment variables.
- Have a look at the shell scripts
These shell scripts should work on most systems but may require tuning for
your particular environment. Also, check that $EDITOR is set to your favourite
- $MXPLHOME/bin/browser that starts the HTML browser
- $MXPLHOME/bin/rstart that is used for starting jobs on remote machines
- Check $MXPLHOME/etc/mxpl.hosts and customize it for your side (leave it
empty if you do not want any remote host facilities)
- Check $MXPLHOME/etc/mxpl.init and define the initial configuration directory
- Refer to the usage information for MXPL.
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