This document describes how to download, compile, test and install dcache.
The dcache package is meant to run under UNIX and -lookalikes.
$ mkdir /package $ chmod 1755 /package $ cd /package
You may use another directory. No program in the dcache package cares where it is installed. /package is recommended.
The latest published dcache package is:
$ gunzip dcache-0.6.2.tar.gz $ tar -xpf dcache-0.6.2.tar $ rm dcache-0.6.2.tar $ cd data/dcache-0.6.2
By default the binaries are installed in
/package/dcache-0.6.1/commmand. (replace /package/ by
the directory where you you unpacked the dcache distribution
in). Symbolic links to the commands are created in
/command/ and, for compatibility reasons, in
Manual pages are installed in /package/dcache-0.6.1/doc. Symbolic links to the manual pages are created under /usr/local/man.
If you don’t like this then:
$ package/compile && package/check $ cp command/* /whereever/you/want/bin $ cp doc/* /whereever/you/want/doc
compile/install (or compile/check) try to run some automated tests. If these tests fail the software will not be installed.
The tests take some time. Things are fine if they do not print anything.
$ cat compile/auto-systype* | mail email@example.com
Please do not send this email if the self-check failed. Send a problem report to the mailing list instead.
If you are short on disk space you may remove the compile and src directories:
$ rm -rf compile src
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You do not need to subscribe to the mailing list, it is an open one. But, if you are not subscribed, make sure to mention this in the mail.
Please include the dcache version number, the operating system and it’s version and any possible relevant output of the failing program. Please include compile/systype in your posting.
If your system is a GNU/Linux one then please include name and version of your distribution and your C library version number (as printed by ldd --version).
The homepage may be more up-to-date, see the dcache home page.