Installation Guide

Installing PubTal

Instructions for the following platforms are available:

Linux/Unix Installation Instructions

Step 1: Install Python

Most Linux distributions install Python by default.  If it isn't present on your system then download it from your vendor's website or Python.org.

Step 2: Install SimpleTAL

Download the latest version of SimpleTAL and install by following these steps:

  1. Unzip the SimpleTAL archive (e.g. gunzip SimpleTAL-3.11.tar.gz)
  2. Un-tar the archive (e.g. tar -xf SimpleTAL-3.11.tar)
  3. Become the root user using su -
  4. Use python setup.py install to install SimpleTAL

Step 3: Install PubTal

To install PubTal follow these steps:

  1. Unzip the PubTal archive (e.g. gunzip PubTal-3.1.2.tar.gz)
  2. Un-tar the archive (e.g. tar -xf PubTal-3.1.2.tar)
  3. Become the root user using su -
  4. Use python setup.py install to install PubTal

Step 4: Verify installation

To ensure that PubTal has installed correctly:

  1. Go the examples/homepage directory
  2. Run updateSite.py site.config - the website should be built.

MacOS X Installation Instructions

MacOS X already comes with Python installed, so only SimpleTAL and PubTal need to be added.

Step 1: Install SimpleTAL

Download the latest version of SimpleTAL and install by following these steps:

  1. Ensure that /usr/local/bin is in your path.  If you are using the default tcsh then add the following line to your .cshrc file:set path=( $path /usr/local/bin )
  2. Unzip the SimpleTAL archive (e.g. gunzip SimpleTAL-3.11.tar.gz)
  3. Un-tar the archive (e.g. tar -xf SimpleTAL-3.11.tar)
  4. Run sudo python setup.py install --install-scripts /usr/local/bin
  5. Close the terminal program and re-open it.

Step 2: Install PubTal

To install PubTal follow these steps:

  1. Unzip the PubTal archive (e.g. gunzip PubTal-3.1.2.tar.gz)
  2. Un-tar the archive (e.g. tar -xf PubTal-3.1.2.tar)
  3. Run sudo python setup.py install --install-scripts /usr/local/bin
  4. Close the terminal program and re-open it.

Step 4: Verify installation

To ensure that PubTal has installed correctly:

  1. Go the examples/homepage directory
  2. Run updateSite.py site.config - the website should be built.

Windows Installation Instructions

Step 1: Install Python

Windows does not come with Python pre-installed.  Download the latest stable version from Python.org and follow the instructions there.

Step 2: Install SimpleTAL

Download the latest version of SimpleTAL and install by following these steps:

  1. Unzip the SimpleTAL archive (WinZip supports .tar.gz files)
  2. Select Start->Run and enter "cmd" in the text box and select "OK"
  3. Change to the SimpleTAL directory (e.g. cd C:\SimpleTAL-3.11)
  4. Type C:\Python23\python.exe setup.py install (changing C:\Python23 for the directory where you installed Python)

Step 3: Install PubTal

To install PubTal follow these steps:

  1. Unzip the PubTal archive (WinZip supports .tar.gz files)
  2. Select Start->Run and enter "cmd" in the text box and select "OK"
  3. Change to the PubTal directory (e.g. cd C:\PubTal-3.1.2)
  4. Type C:\Python23\python.exe setup.py install (changing C:\Python23 for the directory where you installed Python)

Step 4: Verify installation

To ensure that PubTal has installed correctly:

  1. Go the examples/homepage directory
  2. Run the updateSite.py command (e.g. C:\Python23\Scripts\updateSite.py site.config) - the website should be built.
Last Modified: Sat, 07 Feb 2015 12:35:15 GMT

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