Note: This web site is only kept up to date for OSG Software
1.2 (VDT 2.0.0). If you are looking for information for the most recent
release, the RPM-based OSG Software 3.0, please see
the OSG documentation web site
Note: This version of the VDT (1.3.4) is no longer supported. Feel free to look through the documentation and install it, but we cannot guarantee support for it. The current stable release is 2.0.0.
System requirements for VDT 1.3.4
VDT 1.3.4 runs on RedHat 7.x, RedHat 9.0, RedHat
Enterprise Linux 3, Fedora Core 3 and Debian Linux 3.1 (sarge).
It may work on other Linux releases but we do not guarantee it.
Specifically, we have received many reports that the VDT does not completely install or work on Scientific Linux and ROCKS. We are working to address this and hope to have full support for these operating systems in the next VDT release.
We try to make all software in the VDT work on all of our supported
platforms. In the long run we succeed, but there are sometimes
problems with newer packages. See our list of
VDT 1.3.4 takes different amounts of space depending on the subset
of the VDT you install. The complete VDT requires 980MB.
- Pacman The VDT is installed with Pacman. For VDT 1.3.4 we recommend
Pacman 2.126. Pacman 3.02 or higher should work as well.
- Python Pacman 2.126 requires Python
1.5.2 or later. This should be included in any modern Linux distribution. An easy way to check
the version you have is to run python, then type control-D to exit
Python 1.5.2 (#3, Jun 11 2001, 17:43:55) [GCC 2.95.3 20010315 (release)] on linux2
Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
- gcc Although most of the VDT is installed as binaries the
GNU C compiler (gcc) is required for a few portions of the
installation. We recommend using the gcc that is distributed with your
operating system. For RedHat 7.2 that is gcc 2.96. For RedHat 9.0
that is gcc 3.2.2.
- Perl The VDT requires a complete Perl installation which allows you to build and install new modules.
- tar Make sure that you are using the GNU tar version
1.13.12 or later.
- patch The VDT uses patch--any recent version is sufficient.