KARMA: Download and Installation
KARMA is available as a source package and as precompiled binary distributions for various platforms (Linux and Mac OS X). Both options are described below.
Please note that the released package also includes the correct version of the SkyCat executable. The provided SkyCat executable will not interfere with previous installations of the tool on your system.
For a number of target platforms precompiled KARMA binary releases are available. Download the appropriate KARMA package from the following list:
- Intel x86 binary (32bit) for Linux: karma_bin_i686_Linux-2.4.2.tar.gz [130 Mbytes compressed]
- AMD/Intel x86_64 binary (64bit) for Linux: karma_bin_x86_64_Linux-2.4.2.tar.gz [130 Mbytes compressed]
- Intel Itanium IA-64 binary (64bit) for Linux: karma_bin_ia64_Linux-2.4.2.tar.gz [132 Mbytes compressed]
- Intel x86 binary (32bit) for Mac OS X: karma_bin_i386_Darwin-2.4.2.tar.gz [130 Mbytes compressed]
You can determine the type of your hardware platform by typing: uname -m
tar fvxz karma_bin_<machine>_<os>_<version>.tar.gzThis will create a directory called karma_bin_<machine>_<os>_<version> with subdirectories bin, data, config and doc.
- A PC with Linux installed. The type of distribution should not matter, but kernel 2.4 or higher is required. To build KARMA from the sources on Mac OS X is in principle possible but not thoroughly tested.
- The GNU g++ compiler, version 4.0 or higher, and the GNU make utility. Whether other compilers and make versions will be suitable, can not be guaranteed. Just try it out. Furthermore, the shared libraries libX11 and libm and a static libstd++ should be installed on your computer.
With these prerequisites at hand you can now set to work on the KARMA installation itself:
tar fvxz karma_src-<version>.tar.gzThis will create a directory called karma_src-<version>.
The directory <karma_dest_dir> here denotes the directory where KARMA is to be installed into. You must have read/write permissions there. The installation procedure might take a few minutes since there are quite a few sources to compile. Standard outputs as well as possible error messages and warnings will always be logged in appropriate les in the log subdirectory.
Assuming that you have successfully installed KARMA, you can now start the tool with 'karma' if it is in your path, or using the absolute path:
For more information about how to install and use the tool to prepare your observations, check out the KARMA User Manual.
This page is specific to KMOS.