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Restoration of the package

The MegaWave2 administrator has to install the distribution package in a subdirectory of its home directory. Let us call this subdirectory $PRIVATE_MEGAWAVE2. If needed, the administrator may also create a directory (usually outside its home directory) where the public version of the software will be copied. Let us call this subdirectory $PUBLIC_MEGAWAVE2.

You should begin the installation by restoring the full MegaWave2 package in $PRIVATE_MEGAWAVE2. As you are reading this document, you probably have already completed the restoration (in that case, you can go to the next Section 2.1.4).

If not, the best way to download the last version of the software and to get full instructions for the restoration is to visit our World Wide WEB page2 on the Internet (you may also try an anonymous ftp3, but this service is likely to be interrupted and the last version may not be available there). The package should be in a file named MegaWave2_V<n>.tar.Z, MegaWave2_V<n>.tar.gz or MegaWave2_V<n>.tgz, where <n> is the version number. After downloading it and if your WWW browser didn't do it for you, decompress the tar file using uncompress (.Z file) or using gunzip (.gz and .tgz files), and extract the files from the tar file using tar xf MegaWave2_V<n>.tar. If you are using the GNU tar command, you may also handle restoration of MegaWave2_V<n>.tgz in one pass by means of the ``z'' flag : tar xfz MegaWave2_V<n>.tgz.

In any case, first load the file named README and follow the instructions in it. When the restoration will be done, you will get a main directory containing the software, with a name referred to as $PRIVATE_MEGAWAVE2.

Please read first the additional information put in the file $PRIVATE_MEGAWAVE2/README.

If you are the administrator, you should entirely read the following sections. However, you may try to install the software quickly by calling the shell Install located at the root directory of the MegaWave2 package $PRIVATE_MEGAWAVE2. If your system and machine architecture is the same as one we have, this may install the whole software without pain.


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mw 2004-05-05