Installing the software

On Windows

Simply click on the self-extracting file vdsf-0.2.0.exe and follow the instructions (the installer will automatically remove version 0.1 if it is installed).

You will need to tell your compiler or IDE where to find the header files and the LIB files needed to build your programs. With Visual Studio 6, this can be done by modifying the environment variables include and lib or by setting the directories in the IDE (the Tools menu, the Options sub-menu, etc.).

If you are building the software from the source code, you can use the file src\Packages\vdsf.iss with Inno Setup to build the package and then install it.

As a RPM (RedHat Package Manager)

Warning: if a previous version was installed, remove it before installing the newer version (this will be fix eventually).

To install:

rpm -i vdsf-0.2.0-1.i586.rpm

To remove:

rpm -e vdsf-0.2.0-1.i586

The package will be installed to /usr/local. To install it to another location, for example /usr, just use this:

rpm -i --relocate /usr/local=/usr vdsf-0.2.0-1.i586.rpm

From the compressed tar file (source code)

As discussed in this link, once the software is build all you need to do is to run make install.

Hint: use ./configure --prefix=/usr if you want to change the top directory for the installation (programs in /usr/bin, shared libraries in /usr/lib, header files in /usr/include/vdsf, etc.). By default, everything is installed in /usr/local.

Last updated on March 21, 2008.