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Subject: Re: EPICS Setup/Installation
From: Ralph Lange <Ralph.Lange@mail.bessy.de>
To: "Mike A. Larson" <larsonm@ace-net.com>
Cc: EPICS Tech-Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:48:08 +0100
Hi Mike,

the main problem is that EPICS is a large full toolbox of things and
every single installation is using different tools and different parts
to achieve different things. So - other than with a standard pc or your
CD player - there is no way to create a simple one page instruction
poster. Also in most cases building a control system is slightly more
complicated than plugging your computer into the wall.

It's like with any toolbox: you will have to get to know and understand
the tools to get something going.

On the other hand there is a common minimal set of tools that probably
all installations are using. The chapters 2 and 3 of the Application
Developer's Guide give a reasonable introduction. An example application
that is part of EPICS base that will get you started with a small
running EPICS system almost immediately. There is a README file on the
main doc web page that contains necessary information to compile and run
EPICS base and the example. Read it.

Last not least: EPICS is a collaboration. As soon as you are able to put
all the necessary information together on a nice poster, we will be more
than happy to integrate it into the EPICS release. Everyone will love
you for doing that. (I can't promise kisses, though.)

Cheers,
Ralph Lange

>>>>> "Mike" == Mike A Larson <larsonm@ace-net.com> writes:

  > I am in search of some basic common denominator instructions for setting up
  > an EPICS system.  I am currently running Red Hat 7.3.  Most of the
  > instruction and tutorial do not go into good detail.  I am searching for
  > something close to that Dell poster that you get telling you how to plug
  > your computer into the wall.  Most of the installation instructions I have
  > found thus far consist of comments like "Now go for the gusto and compile"
  > I guess I am looking for everything up to and including this compile step.

  > Thanks and pardon my ignorance,
  > Michael Larson

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