A major new release of PC-IRAF is now available for all supported PC-IRAF platforms. This includes FreeBSD, Slackware Linux, RedHat Linux (including RH5.2), SuSE Linux (new port; mostly used in Europe), and Solaris x86 (new release). Linux on the Macintosh is not yet supported, although it is next up on our platform support queue. The PC-IRAF release is available from iraf.noao.edu in the /iraf/v211/PCIX directory. Both the full distribution and patches for older V2.11.1 systems are available. See the README file in the distribution directory for details. ftp://iraf.noao.edu/iraf/v211/PCIX/README The new PC-IRAF release is IRAF V2.11.3, identical to the V2.11.3 release for the Unix workstations. Additional detail on these releases and other IRAF developments is available via the IRAF web pages at http://iraf.noao.edu. See the URL http://iraf.noao.edu/v2112revs.html for a detailed description of what is included in the fall 1999 V2.11.2 and V2.11.3 patches. Most of the new features were introduced in V2.11.2. V2.11.3 mostly consists of additional bug fixes, minor changes related to the PC-IRAF upgrades, and a few isolated minor application enhancements. The system notes file (iraf/local/notes.v211) documents these revisions in detail for the core system. Any problems that come up after the release will be either noted in the distribution README files or posted to one of the IRAF mailing lists (adass.iraf.system, adass.iraf.applications, adass.iraf.buglog, etc.). You may want to subscribe to one or more of the mailing lists to keep up to date on IRAF developments, to get answers to problems, or otherwise stay in contact with other IRAF users and the IRAF developers. To subscribe to an IRAF mailing list, either use the form at http://iraf.noao.edu/subscribe.html or send a subscription request to the IRAF list server at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun Dec 12 1999 -- Redhat 5.2 binaries The default Redhat distribution (rhux) was built for RedHat 6.1 and does not support earlier versions of RedHat, such as 5.2. RedHat changed a lot over this period due to changes in the GLIBC libraries and EGCS compiler support. Hence a separate set of binaries are needed for each version of RedHat. We are providing temporary support for RedHat 5.2 since the 6.x versions are relatively new and many people have not updated yet. To install IRAF for RedHat 5.2 you install normally as you would for the default system, but substitute the RedHat 5.2 binaries. These are provided in the following distribution files: rh52-bin.redhat.tar.gz replaces unix/bin.redhat rh52-ib.rhux.x86.gz core system binaries rh52-nb.rhux.x86.gz noao package binaries To configure your PC-IRAF installation for RedHat 5.2, install the rh52-ib and rh52-nb files above instead of ib.rhux.x86 and nb.rhux.x86. Go to the unix subdirectory and do the following: % cd $iraf/unix % mv bin.redhat bin.redhat-6.1 % mkdir bin.redhat-5.2 % ln -s bin.redhat-5.2 bin.redhat % cd bin.redhat-5.2 % tar -xpvzf [dir]/rh52-bin.redhat.tar.gz The resulting system will support RedHat 5.2 but not 6.x; it will be necessary to upgrade the binaries if your Linux installation is later upgraded to 6.x. Users with problems or questions are encouraged to contact site support (email@example.com).
Last updated: 13 Dec 1999