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UNIX, Linux, or OS X Installation


If you have an RDM source package, please consult UNIX, Linux, or OS X Source Package Build instead of the content here.

This section covers the installation of RDM for various Unix platforms and cross compiled platforms using a Unix development host. The installer is provided in the form of a compressed self-extracting archives with the extension *.run.

These instructions cover all object packages where Unix is the development host. That include Unix, Linux, OS X, and other cross compiled environments where the development host is Unix, Linux, or OS X.

For any package type, there is only one package to install except for documentation. Documentation is provided separately or can be viewed on line:

The Install Dialog

To begin the install, execute the command from a terminal as follows:

$ ./<package>-obj-<target-host>

Where package is the package type you have purchased and target-host is the target host. The target host will for cross compiled environments consist of a development host part and a target host part.

Ensure that the command is run from a user account that has the appropriate permissions for the desired installation directory.

The installer will first ask for an install path. The installer will create the directory rdm-14.1 within the directory specified. We recommend that you use the default (/opt/Raima) because all binaries have the path to the libraries embedded into them and specifying something else will leave these paths set incorrectly (rpath). How to use another path depends on the run-time link loader for your OS.

The installer will next ask whether it should install symbolic links to /usr/local/bin. If you have /usr/local/bin in your PATH environment variable you may want this. If not, you may want to add /opt/Raima/rdm-14.1/bin to your PATH environment variable. The make files or project files for RDM does not require any of these directories to be added to your PATH environment variable. This is only needed if RDM tools are used from the command line.

The installer will then ask you whether you want to compile examples and run them (in the case of a hosted build). Hit return to get the installer to skip this. If you chose to have the installer compile and run examples, any warnings or errors during this will be displayed together with some explanation of the steps performed and the actual commands run. Anything else will be directed to other files. The steps it take should be clear from the output and you should be able to reproduce this on your own. Having the installer doing this may also, help you to figure out how to set up a development environment for RDM and compile and run RDM examples. It may be a good exercise even in the case you don't plan on using it like this.

Next, you will have the option of viewing the license for RDM. Last, it will give you a summary and ask you to accept the license and install. Cancel the install by hitting CTRL-C. If you cancel the install none of the actual installer steps (described above) will be done.

Next Step

When RDM has been installed, the next step is to configure a build environment (unless you got the installer to do this part for you) as described in Using "configure".

Optionally, if you are only doing a hosted build for Linux or OS X and want to build the examples and tutorials using CMake (a Cross-Platform Build System) instead of the GNU build system, please consult CMake Build System.


To uninstall, simply remove the installation directory:

$ rm -rf /opt/Raima/rdm-14.1/