These instructions have been tested with Natty's version which was work properly.
- Download the most recent version of Starlink from the project download page. Most users should download the 32-bit Linux glibc 2.5 package.
- Once the download has completed, open a Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal).
- Change to the root directory by typing the following:
- cd /
- Unpack the archive in the root directory:
- sudo tar -xvzf ~/Linux-32bit-glibc2_5.tar.gz
- If you did not download the archive to your Home directory, replace ~/ with the path to the download directory.
- A new top-level directory should have been created, called /star. This contains all of the Starlink applications and documentation.
- Open your .bashrc file for editing:
- gedit ~/.bashrc
- Add the following lines to the end of your .bashrc and then save the file:
- # source the starlink profile so we get the starlink env vars source /star/etc/profile
- Install the following packages (which are required by some of the Starlink software):
- Log-out and then log back in again, or type source /star/etc/profile to set the environment variables required for the Starlink software to run.
- Open a Terminal and start the program you wish to use (for example, type gaia to start the GAIA image analysis application).
The following is a short list of some of the major applications included with Starlink, and the commands required to run them:
- GAIA - Graphical Astronomy and Image Analysis Tool: gaia
- PHOTOM - Photometry package: /star/bin/photom/photom
- PERIOD - Time-series analysis package: /star/bin/period/period