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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:46 am 
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Dear All,

I have been trying to install PRECIS system in my linux mint but could not succeed. Following procedures were undertaken:

1. su -passwd
2. mkdir -p /scratch/$USER [to be installed in this directory]
3. cd /scratch/$USER
4. Define PRECIS directory: DDIR=./Precis_vn1.9.4 [as PRECIS package is downloaded and unzipped here]
5. cp $DDIR/install* . [copy installation files in this directory
6. ./install_precis $DDIR
7. It allows me to answer several questions as usual but following error pops up:

Nakhap root # ./install_precis $DDIR

-------------------
PRECIS INSTALLATION
Version 1.9.4
-------------------

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1) Log in as user precis and open a terminal
2) Insert PRECIS DVD and mount it (e.g. to /media/dvd)
3) Copy install scripts from DVD:
cp -v /media/dvd/install* $HOME
4) cd $HOME
5) ./install_precis /media/dvd

Hit Enter to proceed, control C to quit ...


This program is part of the installation of the PRECIS on a GNU/Linux PC.

It creates paths and exports certain variables that PRECIS will need.
PLEASE REFER TO THE PRECIS TECHNICAL MANUAL BEFORE RUNNING.

Enter to continue



You will be asked a series of questions. If you press return then
the default answer printed in square brackets will be taken. If you
make any mistakes while answering the questions in this program, then
just continue, but type "no" at the final "Is this OK?" question.
Configure stores your answers in the file ".setvars.cache" and these
answers are used as the default responses when Configure is re-run. When
no .setvars.cache file exists (the first time Configure is run, or if it
is deleted) defaults are taken from the "setvars.in" file.

Configure has some command line options. Do you want to see them?

[no] yes
You entered "yes".

USAGE:
Configure [-options]
-h -- print this help message and exit normally
-d -- use defaults for all answers

Enter to continue -d

Enter UMDIR, the location of PRECIS system files

[/root/um]
You selected the default answer: "/root/um".

Enter DATADIR, the directory used by PRECIS when it is running
to store control and intermediate files.

[/root/precis_expt]
You selected the default answer: "/root/precis_expt".

Enter ANCIL_MASTER, the directory for the global master ancillaries

[/root/ancil/master]
You selected the default answer: "/root/ancil/master".

Enter PP4LBCDIR, the location of the files required
to generate the LBCs used by PRECIS.

[/root/pp4lbc]
You selected the default answer: "/root/pp4lbc".

Enter DUMPSDIR, the directory for all initial PRECIS dumps

[/root/dumps]
You selected the default answer: "/root/dumps".

Enter ARCHIVEDIR, the directory into which the output
diagnostic files are copied.

[/root/archive]
You selected the default answer: "/root/archive".

Enter N_PRECIS_JOBS, the number of concurrent precis
jobs that can be run per single user account
(i.e. 1 for a single CPU system, 2 for a dual core CPU system)

[1] 2
You entered "2".

Enter the base RUNID for your experiment, please note this
MUST CONTAIN THREE LOWERCASE LETTERS ONLY

[nak]
You selected the default answer: "nak".

You have chosen the following configuration:

UMDIR directory is: "/root/um".
Base CDAT dir: "/root/um".
Ancillary master directory is: "/root/ancil/master".
PP4LBCDIR is: "/root/pp4lbc".
DUMPSDIR is: "/root/dumps".
Data directory is: "/root/precis_expt".
Generated ancillary directory is: "/root/precis_expt/ancil".
Generated LBC directory at: "/root/precis_expt/lbc".
Temporary directory name: "/root/precis_expt/tmp".
Output will be stored in: "/root/precis_expt/precis_output".
Output file archive directory: "/root/archive".
GLOBALDIR is: "/root/archive/global_data".
Number of concurrent PRECIS jobs per user account: "2".
Three letter base for RUNID: "nak".

Is this ok?

[yes] yes
You entered "yes".

Creating .setvars.cache


### CONFIGURATION FINISHED ###


Installation will now begin


Installing PRECIS system
./install_precis[162]: ./Precis_vn1.9.4/um.tgz: cannot open [No such file or directory]

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar (child): ./Precis_vn1.9.4/precis_save.tgz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

tar (child): ./Precis_vn1.9.4/umui_jobs.tgz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Installing CDAT graphics
./install_precis[162]: ./Precis_vn1.9.4/cdat/cdat-3.3-compiled.tgz: cannot open [No such file or directory]

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Installing input ancillaries
./install_precis[162]: ./Precis_vn1.9.4/ancil_master.tgz: cannot open [No such file or directory]

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Installing global analysis/validation data
./install_precis[162]: ./Precis_vn1.9.4/global_data.tgz: cannot open [No such file or directory]

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

./install_precis[521]: whence: xanim: not found
xanim may not be installed, please install either from your Linux distribution, or from the PRECIS DVD
Do you want to install the 1978-79 ERA-15 boundary data and initial dumps included on the DVD?
[yes] yes
You entered "yes".
cp: cannot stat ‘./Precis_vn1.9.4/install_data’: No such file or directory
/root/install_data[330]: cd: ./Precis_vn1.9.4: [No such file or directory]
/root/install_data[345]: cd: ./Precis_vn1.9.4: [No such file or directory]
/root/install_data[365]: cd: ./Precis_vn1.9.4: [No such file or directory]
Installing initial dumps
Installing *
/root/install_data[164]: ./Precis_vn1.9.4/dumps/*.gz: cannot open [No such file or directory]

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file

*** Installation complete ***

REMINDER: setvars has to be sourced before precis is run for the first time.
Source setvars with '. ~/setvars' before typing 'precis'

7. Is there anything that I m missing?

Please help me sort out this issue at the earliest.

Regards,

Khandu
Curtin University


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:56 pm 
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Hi Khandu,
PRECIS needs to be installed as user, not as superuser/root.
Do not ever run PRECIS as root.

Please delete the following directories:

/root/um
/root/precis_expt
/root/archive
/root/pp4lbc
/root/dumps

When you download Precis194.tgz, put in in your $HOME directory (your might be called /home/khandu or /home/precis)

untar the file like this:

Code:
tar xvzf Precis194.tgz


That should create a sub-directory called Precis_vn1.9.4/

now run the installer like this:

Code:
cp $HOME/Precis_vn1.9.4/install*  $HOME

cd $HOME
./install_precis  $HOME/Precis_vn1.9.4/

You can then go through the questions and the install should be OK.

When it finishes, type

Code:
. setvars
precis



Note that PRECIS requires two packages that Mint Linux may not install by default: korn shell and Imagemagick

Assuming, your PC has internet access, you can install these with apt-get

Code:
sudo apt-get install pdksh
sudo apt-get install Imagemagick


You might have to run

Code:
sudo apt-get install ksh


if pdksh does not work

Hope this helps
David


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:02 pm 
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Hi David,

Thanks for the detailed steps. I carried out several trials and was very near. It is the Imagemagick which did not allow me to display the interface.

Thank you once again.

Khandu


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