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  1. To uncompress and extract the downloaded source code (This will create a directory svt-2.0 with source inside it)
    % tar -xzf svt-2.0.tar.gz
    % gunzip svt-2.0.tar.gz then % tar -xf svt-2.0.tar
  2. 2. Now create a directory where you want to build Vista, svt_build for example, at the same level as the compressed file
    % mkdir svt_build
    Move into new directory
    % cd svt_build
  3. SVT uses autoconf for building and installation. If you are familiar with Autoconf system you should have no trouble using it. ( view ./configure -help to find more options)

  4. Configure the source code in svt_build directory
    % ../svt-2.0/configure
    • if you have multiple processors:
      add --enable-pthreads
    • if you are compiling on 64 bit OS:
      add --enable-64bit
    • if your png libs are not in the default location:
      add --enable-png=<path to lib and include directories>
    • this will build Volserver which could set to be used on web portals:
      add -with-volserver --enable-corba=<corba_dir>
    • this will build vista:
      % make
    Caution: There could be compilation errors in "volserver" directory. This is nothing to be alarmed about. The "tools" and "vista" should still be built correctly. The errors are for server side of vista which needs corba libraries.Please post your questions on user forum for more help.

  5. To check the build try to view the help page
    % ./vista/vista -h
    Note: If vista is not built correctly, yhe help page will not display.

  6. This step is optional and requires write permissions
    This will install vista in the default installion directory(ie /usr/local/bin) or the path provided during configuration. This requires write privileges on /usr/local/bin or other directory, if specified.
    To install vista type
    % make install

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