National Optical Astronomy Observatories1
This document describes how to install or update PC-IRAF on a Personal Computer running a recent version of Red Hat or Slackware Linux, or FreeBSD. Future versions of this document will discuss installation on other platforms supported as part of the PC-IRAF project.
Both stand-alone and networked, multiple architecture configurations are described. Only those issues which one must understand to install PC-IRAF are discussed here; a companion document, Unix 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 PC-IRAF distribution. Please refer to the README file in the PC-IRAF distribution directory (PCIX) for more detailed information on platform-specific issues.
A PostScript version and a PDF version of this Installation Guide are available from the IRAF FTP archives.
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