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Subject: Re: installing EPICS
From: Matt Newville <newville@cars.uchicago.edu>
To: James Bryant <james.bryant0123@gmail.com>
Cc: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:50:36 -0500
Hi James,

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:59 PM, James Bryant
<james.bryant0123@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ive been trying all types of ways to install EPICS on my mac OS 10.8.2 with
> no luck... I have a laundry list of problems but Ive been informed that the
> first problem to tackle is getting epics base working... every time i try to
> run 'python setup.py install' from the epics base directory it gives me this
> code :
>
> new-host:base-3.14.12.2 jamesbryant$ export
> EPICS_BASE=/Users/jamesbryant/Desktop/base-3.14.12.2
> new-host:base-3.14.12.2 jamesbryant$ python setup.py install
> python: can't open file 'setup.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory
> new-host:base-3.14.12.2 jamesbryant$ python3 setup.py install
> /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.2/Resources/Python.app/Contents/MacOS/Python:
> can't open file 'setup.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory
> new-host:base-3.14.12.2 jamesbryant$ sudo setup.py install
> Password:
> sudo: setup.py: command not found
>
> # before this I input:
>
> new-host:base-3.14.12.2 jamesbryant$ export EPICS_HOST_ARCH=darwin-x86
> new-host:base-3.14.12.2 jamesbryant$ make
>
> # ... and it spit out a bunch of code, which ended with:
>
> mkdir ../../../lib/perl/5.12.4
> mkdir ../../../lib/perl/5.12.4/darwin-thread-multi-2level
> Installing script ../../../bin/darwin-x86/cainfo.pl
> Installing script ../../../bin/darwin-x86/caput.pl
> Installing script ../../../bin/darwin-x86/caget.pl
> Installing script ../../../bin/darwin-x86/capr.pl
> Installing script ../../../bin/darwin-x86/camonitor.pl
> rm -f CA.html
> podchecker ../CA.pm && pod2html --infile=../CA.pm --outfile=CA.html
> ../CA.pm pod syntax OK.
> Installing html ../../../html/./CA.html
> rm CA.html
>
> any ideas???

It's looks like epics base is installed in
/Users/jamesbryant/Desktop/base-3.14.12.2.   You might want to consder
moving that to a more "installed" place, say
/usr/local/epics/base-3.14.12.2/ or even
/Users/jamesbryant/local/epics/base-3.14.12.2/.

But it looks like your real question is about installing the pyepics
interface to Epics Channel Access.   For that, now that you have Epics
base installed, download
http://cars9.uchicago.edu/software/python/pyepics3/src/pyepics-3.2.1.tar.gz
  then unpack that and run python setup.py from there:
   %> tar xzf pyepics-3.2.1.tar.gz
   %> cd pyepics-3.2.1
   %> python setup.py build

If you have EPICS_BASE set to point to your Epics base-3.14.12.2
directory, the setup.py should pick that up and let you know whether
or not it found the CA library (libca.dylib on OSX).  If all goes
well, you can then install this with

   %> sudo python setup.py install

Hope that helps,

--Matt Newville <newville at cars.uchicago.edu> 630-252-0431

References:
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