Linux Installation

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How To install Kratos in Linux:

System Requirements

No special system requirements are required, however a sustancial amount of RAM is typically needed during the compilation. 1Gb RAM is advisable to be able to run the compilation is a reasonably short time

A number of programs/libraries should be available on the system prior to the installation. The user should verify the existance (and the installation path) of the following items:

  • Python (2.4 or greater is advisable)

The kratos is built on the top of the boost library both for the compilation framework and for the python interface. The following items are normally available for download from the system repositories or can be downloaded from [] which also includes an installation tutorial

  • "boost-build"
  • bjam

Finally a number of external libraries are included in the Kratos distribution and should be compiled prior to installation (please verify the copyright notice in case of applications of commercial interest) This libraries are

  • gidpost library -- directory
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