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= Installing the MindTool series of programs and utilities. =
Note: Ignore the transfer/de-tar instructions if you have a distribution
This directory contains the necessary tar file for the MindTool
series of programs. Be sure to set 'bin' mode before transferring.
Uncompress mindtool.tar.Z and de-tar the archive with:
1) uncompress mindtool.tar
2) tar xvf mindtool.tar
This should have created ./mindtool, ./graphics, and ./freeread (Note that
the old ./mind directory has been merged with ./mindtool for ease of
3) You should verify that the following directories exist:
The programs can be installed in other locations, simply change the
BINDIR, LIBDIR ... definitions in the various Makefiles.
4) There are two libraries that need to be built: libgraphics.a and libFree.a
These are general purpose libraries and may be used with a variety of
cd to ./graphics and type 'make install'. Do this in turn to
./freeread, and ./mindtool. This should be all that is needed
to install the MindTool program. See the ./mindtool/examples directory for
some test cases.
Note: Users with SunOS4.1.x installed should see ./graphics/README4.1.x
for directions on linking to the CGI libraries. The CGI libraries
are available with the standard SunOS under the "optional" graphics
installation, normally installed in /usr/old. The current distribution
of the MindTool program takes care of linking with the CGI libraries.
The program 'mugs' is used to manipulate PostScript files
(i.e., N-up printing, stereoplotting, rotating, etc.) produced by MindTool.
We are currently running the programs on SPARCstations and a 4/260
(color and monochrome) with SunOS4.1.1 and FORTRAN 1.4. Our printer is
an Apple LaserWriter IINT.
Note: We currently append a control-D to the end of the PostScript file,
which is also a valid EPS file. This may bother some spoolers, if
your spooler complains, comment out the CONTROL_D flag in
./graphics/Makefile and remake ./graphics and ./mind.
Also, if your default printer is not PostScript, be sure to set
your PRINTER environment variable to one that handles PostScript, or
"plot" to a file and print it with the spooler/printer of your
We would like to know what you think of the above programs. If you
have any improvements/suggestions, please send us a note. If you run
into any problems, please don't hesitate to give us a call (203)
432-6288 or send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org,