Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Installing LOFAR software on Ubuntu 12.04

Installing LOFAR software on Ubuntu 12.04

These are some notes on how I installed some LOFAR software on Ubuntu 12.04. They are based on some notes I found on the LOFAR wiki at http://www.lofar.org/operations/doku.php?id=engineering:user_software:ubuntu_12_4.

Install main LOFAR suite
===============================================
N.B. Notes below install to strange directory. Build in one directory, and install everything else into the CASACORE directory (binary)


Dependencies:
libgtkmm-2.4-dev python-matplotlib python-pyfits libatlas-base-dev
mpi-default-bin mpi-default-dev libfreetype6-dev python-setuptools
libxml2-dev libpng12-dev libcfitsio3 libcfitsio3-dev libboost-all-dev
autoconf autoconf-archive autogen automake binutils-dev cmake cmake-curses-gui
cvs doxygen flex gfortran git guile-1.8-dev ipython libblas-dev libblitz0-dev
libboost-all-dev libboost-dev libfftw3-dev libfftw3-doc libgfortran3
libglib2.0-dev libgsl0-dev liblapack-dev liblog4cxx10 liblog4cxx10-dev
libopenmpi-dev libpqxx3-dev libx11-dev mgdiff mpi-default-dev patch pgplot5
python-dev python-numeric python-numpy python-scipy scons subversion-tools
swig bison libbison-dev
tcl tcl-dev tk tk-dev tk8.5-dev tcl8.5-dev
libhdf5-dev (oder: libhdf5-serial-1.8.4 libhdf5-serial-dev)
### "libhdf5-serial" is needed for DAL, it doesn't work with "libhdf5-openmpi"
wcslib-dev liblog4cplus-dev liblog4cplus-1.0-4 cython
###for parmdbplot:
python-sip python-qt4




########## LOFAR software:

Download packages:
##################
  mkdir Downloads
  cd Downloads
  wget ftp://ftp.atnf.csiro.au/pub/software/asap/data/asap_data.tar.bz2

Download and Build Casacore:
############################
  tar -xjvf ../Downloads/asap_data.tar.bz2
(This creates the "data" subdirectory)
  mkdir BuildDir/casacore
  cd BuildDir/casacore
  svn co http://casacore.googlecode.com/svn/trunk source
  mkdir -p build/opt
  cd build/opt
  cmake -DBUILD_TESTING=NO -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/lofar-stuff -DUSE_FFTW3=Yes -DUSE_THREADS=YES  -DUSE_HDF5=YES -DUSE_OPENMP=YES -DDATA_DIR=/opt/lofar-stuff/data  ../../source
make -j12
make install

Install Casacore data:
############################
  cd BuildDir/..
  tar -xjvf Download/asap_data.tar.bz2

Download and Build pyrap
############################
  mkdir /cluster/lofar/BuildDir/pyrap
  cd /cluster/lofar/BuildDir/pyrap
  svn co http://pyrap.googlecode.com/svn/trunk dev-source
  export LOFAR_STUFF_ROOT="/opt/lofar-stuff"
  export PATH="${PATH}:${LOFAR_STUFF_ROOT}/bin/"
  export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="${LOFAR_STUFF_ROOT}/lib/"
  export PYTHONPATH="${LOFAR_STUFF_ROOT}/lib/python/"
  ln -s /opt/soft/lofar-stuff/lib/ /opt/soft/lofar-stuff/lib64
  cd dev-source/
  ./batchbuild-trunk.py --casacore-root=/opt/lofar-stuff --prefix=/opt/lofar-stuff --python-prefix=/opt/lofar-stuff/lib/python

Download and Build casarest
###########################
  mkdir /cluster/lofar/BuildDir/casarest
  cd /cluster/lofar/BuildDir/casarest
  svn co https://svn.astron.nl/casarest/trunk/casarest source
  mkdir build
  cd build
  cmake -DCASACORE_ROOT_DIR=/opt/lofar-stuff -DBUILD_ALL=1 -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/lofar-stuff ../source
  make -j12
  make install


Download and Build the LOFAR Software
#####################################
Download latest copy of LOFAR software
 mkdir -p build/gnu_opt
 cd build/gnu_opt
 cmake -DCASACORE_ROOT_DIR=/opt/lofar-stuff/ -DBUILD_SHARED_LIBS=ON -DUSE_OPENMP=ON -DBUILD_PACKAGES="ParmDB Calibration DP3 Pipeline MSLofar LofarFT GSM" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/lofar-stuff ../../LOFAR/
  make -j12
  make install



Note: I found that the above instructions installed the pyrap python libraries in a separate folder to where LOFAR was looking, so I just found them in lofar-software/lib/python and manually pasted them into the right directory (the one LOFAR regards as PYTHONPATH)

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