Installing Open Foris Geospatial Toolkit

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OpenForisToolkit comes with an installer which is frequently updated. It is named '''OpenForisToolkit.run'''
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OpenForisToolkit comes with an installer which is frequently updated. It is named '''OpenForisToolkit.run'''.
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The installer has been tested with various [http://www.ubuntu.com Ubuntu Linux] versions ans it should work with other [http://www.debian.org/ Debian] based distros as well.
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To run the installer:
To run the installer:
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== Linux: debian-based distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, etc.) ==
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The installer has been tested with various [http://www.ubuntu.com Ubuntu Linux] versions and it should work with other [http://www.debian.org/ Debian] based distros as well.
# if you do not have gdal libraries and tools installed, download and install them using commands:
# if you do not have gdal libraries and tools installed, download and install them using commands:
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# chmod u+x OpenForisToolkit.run
# chmod u+x OpenForisToolkit.run
# sudo ./OpenForisToolkit.run
# sudo ./OpenForisToolkit.run
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== Linux: rpm-based systems (PCLinuxOS, RedHat, SuSE, etc.) ==
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Open Foris Toolkit is tested on and we recommend [http://www.pclinuxos.com PCLinuxOS]. Always ensure that your system is fully updated: Open Synaptic, click ''Reload'' to get a current file list, click ''Mark All Upgrades'', click ''Apply''.
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# if you do not have gdal and gsl libraries and tools installed, install them via Synaptic:
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##  Open Synaptic, click ''Reload'', click ''Search'', then search for the following packages and and mark them for installation: libgdal-devel, gdal, gdal-python, prom, gsl-devel, gsl-progs
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##  click ''Apply'' to install them
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# download the OpenForisToolkit.run installer <pre>wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4143957/OpenForisToolbox/OpenForisToolkit.run</pre>
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# to make the installer executable open a Terminal and enter the command: <pre>chmod u+x OpenForisToolkit.run</pre>
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# install OpenForisToolkit, enter the command: <pre>su -c './OpenForisToolkit.run'</pre>
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== Mac OS-X: Lion ==
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# download and install the latest version of the ''gsl-framework'' and ''gdal-complete'' from [http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/frameworks kyngchaos]:
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# download the OpenForisToolkit.run installer <pre>wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4143957/OpenForisToolbox/OpenForisToolkit.run</pre>
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# to make the installer executable open a Terminal and enter the command: <pre>chmod u+x OpenForisToolkit.run</pre>
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# amend the $PATH environment for the installation, enter the command: <pre>export PATH=/Library/Frameworks/GSL.framework/Programs:$PATH</pre>
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# install OpenForisToolkit, enter the command: <pre> sudo ./OpenForisToolkit.run</pre>
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After the first installation, you can check the current version info with the command <pre>oft-info.bash</pre> and update to the latest version using command <pre>oft-update.bash</pre>  
After the first installation, you can check the current version info with the command <pre>oft-info.bash</pre> and update to the latest version using command <pre>oft-update.bash</pre>  
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You can also uninstall all the tools. To do that, say 
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You can also uninstall all the tools. To do that, enter the command:
<pre>oft-uninstall.bash</pre>
<pre>oft-uninstall.bash</pre>

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