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VripPack: problem setting environment variables

VripPack: problem setting environment variables

Postby Ordibble Plop » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:20 am

If anyone has successfully installed and used VripPack, could you please tell me in which file(s) I am meant to set the environment variable? And also the exact form this should take?

I untarred the vrippack package to c/cygwin/home/myname/vrippack so going by the instructions in the user manual (see below) I suppose the line I need to add would be;

export VRIP_DIR c/cygwin/home/myname/vrippack/src/vrip

However, I have no idea which "file gets sourced when executing /bin/csh" nor how I go about setting it. I've tried entering the command as written in the manual but I get a message saying it is not a valid identifier.

have set up Cygwin under Windows and apparently compiled VripPack OK, but this is an area i have never been into before and I have no knowledge of Linux/Unix.

Thanks for any help

The user manual ( states:

Before you get started, you will need to set up some environment variables. These environment variables are typically set in the .cshrc or .bash_profile file in your home directory. We'll use the ``setenv'' command to describe how to set the environment variables, but bash users will instead use the ``export'' command.

Note: The Vrip commands are executed as shell scripts using /bin/csh. You must set the environment variables in whichever file gets sourced when executing these scripts.

If we call the place where you unpack vrippack the your_root/vrippack directory, then you will need to set:

setenv VRIP_DIR your_root/vrippack/src/vrip
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Postby Ordibble Plop » Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:36 am

Well, I figured out the proper syntax for the environment variables but still haven't figured which file they should go in. Or, rather, putting them in the suggested files (.bash_profile or .bashrc) did not work.

It doesn't much matter anyway. What I did was export the variables manually and then tried to start the VripPack software. It started but then complained that there is a problem with the installation of Tcl.

Looking about, I have not been able to find a solution to this problem and it is currently way beyond me, so I have given up trying to run VripPack under Cygwin.

Maybe I will try installing Linux and see if that works any better - I've always meant to give Linux a try, so perhaps now is the time.

Or better yet, maybe the fine writers of DAVID will make their stitching software available and I will be able to afford it :D
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Postby Simon » Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:47 pm

I have no experience with VripPack, but fortunately the "mesh stitching" part of DAVID is nearly complete.
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Postby Ordibble Plop » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:08 pm

Hi Simon, that's great news! Thanks for letting us know.
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