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1  Installation

After successful installation of Active-DVI, don’t forget to have a look at example presentations provided with the distribution, in the directories:

1.1  Automatic installation

In some cases, your Unix system provider will ensure an up-to-date port of the Active-DVI binaries; in such a case, use the recommended procedure to download, compile, and install the software.

In any other case, you have to install Active-DVI manually.

1.2  Manual installation

Manual installation in two steps

To compile Active-DVI, you must install the camlimages library first, including its native code version.

Hence, download and install camlimages first. After successful installation of this library, download and extract the Active-DVI source files, move to the new source directory of Active-DVI, and compile Active-DVI itself.

Manual installation in one step

This is the “Manual installation in two steps” that has been packaged for you in one single step by the Active-DVI development kit.

Download and install the entire Active-DVI development kit (a.k.a. adk) source tree provided by the distribution: it contains Active-DVI sources and the camlimages library sources, plus a set of Makefiles to automate the installation procedure. Then, just type make in the directory where the Active-DVI Development Kit has been extracted from the archive. If everything goes well, it automatically compiles and installs the necessary libraries and Active-DVI for you. Some fine tuning may be necessary, if you are not running a standard Linux distribution, such as RedHat, Mandrake, or Debian.

If you have to install some other software to solve installation problems, you should type make reconfigure to re-perform the configuration process before launching make again.


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