National Optical Astronomy Observatories1
This document describes how to install or update Linux/IRAF on a Personal Computer running a recent version of Linux, the popular freeware UNIX-lookalike operating system for PCs.
Both stand-alone and networked, multiple architecture configurations are described. Only those issues which one must understand to install Linux/IRAF are discussed here; a companion document, Linux/IRAF Site Manager's Guide, deals with other issues such as interfacing new devices, configuring the IRAF networking system, adding layered software, and so on.
This document covers the standard installation procedure for IRAF on UNIX systems and has been tailored for the Linux/IRAF distribution. Please refer to the README file in the Linux/IRAF distribution directory (LNUX) for more detailed information on Linux-specific issues.
A PostScript version of this Installation Guide is available from the IRAF FTP archives.
1NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.