Installing IRAM GILDAS on Ubuntu

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  1. Vlas Sokolov says:

    This is great, works on my 64-bit 13.04! Thanks a bunch, the last time I've tried it, I ended up in a dependency hell I couldn't resolve.
    Also, you probably need to replace
    "comment out the following lines in the file /home/username/apps/gildas-exe-MMMYYa/etc/bash_profile"
    with something more generic like:


  2. @Vlas Sokolov : Good to hear that others benefit from this. I changed the example path to your suggestion. Thanks!

  3. Hi! Thanks for the post and hints. I've tried to install GILDAS under /usr/local/bin so that several users from my institute could run it from a server. Unfortunately, the make command issues an error message saying it cannot create a directory under /usr/local/bin. I've tried to run it as superuser, but it still cannot create the directory during the installation. Have you seen this problem before? Regards!

  4. Hi Helio Jaques Rocha. I don't think that installing GILDAS directly under /usr/local/bin is a good idea. Just install it in a common directory (say '/common/gildas-current'), make that directory readable by all users (chmod +r /common/gildas-current), and then make sure all users have the export and source lines in their .bashrc/.bash_profile file. i.e.

    export GAG_ROOT_DIR=/common/gildas-current
    export GAG_EXEC_SYSTEM=pc-debianwheezy-gfortran <– IF this is your system!
    source $GAG_ROOT_DIR/etc/bash_profile

    Then all users that log on to the server should be able to run the program (and use the GUI given that they have X11 forwarding activated).

    Hope it works out!

  5. Hi!
    Thanks for this guide, the full dependencies fixed a problem I had at the make stage with gtk.

    However the make now fails when trying to link to the libraris libgio and libgobject, many errors such as:

    /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ undefined reference to `g_variant_dict_end'

    Do you possibly have any suggestions here?

    Many thanks!

  6. Hi,
    great to hear that you find it useful. To be honest I have no idea what it can be.

    However, did you check that you have "libglib" installed, it contains the "libgio" library (


  7. Yep! It appears to be installed using both apt-get and ldconfig, and is in the directory make thinks it is (as in, /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ is real, present and version 2.40.2).

    Thank you anyway :-).

  8. Unknown says:

    Thank u so much!!!

    Excelent post

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