Difference: ScamperInstall (2 vs. 3)

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Installing Scamper on your SPOT Account

Scamper is one of the core tools in our project and as such, its probably a good idea for you to have your own copy of it to play around with. The following instructions are here to help you get set up with your own build.
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  [More Explicit Instructions]
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$ cd ~ [ensures you are in your home directory where we want the Scamper files to be placed]
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$ cd ~ [ensures you are in your home directory]
 
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$ cp /home/dea/scam...|tab| ~
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$ cp /home/dea/scam...|tab| ~
 [using the tab key after typing the first few letters of the name of the file will auto-complete the filename for you]

Step 2. Extract Scamper Source

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$ mkdir scamper_source [ creates a directory to place the source files we will extract]

$ tar -xvf scam...tar.gz -C scamper_source --strip-components=1
[ -xvf is a combination of arguments that will specify to the tar command to extract the files from the tarball and write to the terminal all of the files being extracted]

[-C in 'x' mode this changes directories after opening the archive but before extracting entries from the archive, and directory name given after this argument in this case scamper_source is the directory it will change to]

[--strip-components=count removes the specified number of leading path elements, in this case this helps us because then we can extract the contents of the tarball directly into our folder scamper_source instead of having an intermediary folder called scamper.... in the folder scamper_source ]

 

Step 3. Configure and Make

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$ ./configure --prefix=/home/your_unix_username/scamper_build
 

Step 4. Make Install

Step 5. Edit PATH Variable

 
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