wiki:Installation/CentOS

Prerequisites for installation on CentOS systems

Instructions apply to

  • CentOS 6
  • CentOS 5
  • CentOS 4

Crossed out versions have reached  end of life, but these instructions are still valid.

Please be sure that you have the following packages installed:

  • gcc
  • tcsh
  • nedit
  • imake
  • xterm
  • rlwrap
  • openmotif-devel
  • libXpm-devel

Using yum you can install all necessary packages by running:

yum install gcc tcsh nedit imake xterm rlwrap openmotif-devel libXpm-devel

In CentOS 6 nedit is not available. A proper replacement is gedit. You also have to install additional fonts:

yum install gedit xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi

Now proceed with download and installation of SH/SHM.

Known issues

  • CentOS 4 & 5 ship python version 2.4 by default and there's no regular update available. All python related functions of SH/SHM may not work, since it's only tested for python 2.5 and above.