SEPlib uses a GNU-style configure mechanism for installation. This installation mechanism has been tested on:

  • Linux (Redhat 8.0,9)
  • IRIX6.5
  • Solaris
  • MacOsX

Follow the following steps to install SEPlib from source

  • Download the software
  • gunzip seplib-6.5.1.tar.gz -c |tar xf -
  • cd seplib-6.5.1
  • ./configure –prefix=/path/to/install
  • setenv FC /path/to/fortran/compiler (or setenv FC no)
  • gmake install Following the above procedure should install the core seplib libraries and programs into the directory /usr/local/SEP.My suggestion is to start from one of the files in doc/config_examples. These provide a configuration and compile mechanism for several different platforms/options.Here are some of the command line switches available.
    • [–prefix=/other/directory] Specify another directory to install SEPlib in
    • [–bindir,–mandir,–includedir,–libdir] Location to put the binaries, manual pages, include files, and libraries. If you are going to try to compile SEP reports, old SEPlib code, etc. it is important that you set these rather than doing copy or mv commands. See MAKERULES for more details. The directories default to default to [prefix]/bin, [prefix]/include, [prefix]/man, [prefix]/lib
    • [–with-local] Install the less tested, newer portions of SEPlib
    • [–with-fftw] Compile with FFTW3.0 support
    • [–with-omp] Compile codes with OMP support
    • [–with-mpi] Compile with MPI support
    • [–with-su=/su/directory] Compile SU support
    • [–with-mansupport] some systems don't include the packages neqn, tbl, etc. If your system does, use this option If you run into problems (for example you need to add an additional library path when compiling programs) you can often solve your problem by setting environmental variables that the configure script will then use. For example:
    • [FC] The Fortran compiler
    • [LDFLAGS] Directories and libraries to link when compiling C programs
    • [FCLDFLAGS] Directories and libraries to link when compiling Fortran programs
    • [CFLAGS] Flags to pass to the C compiler
    • [LIBS] C Libs to include by default
    • [FCLIBS] Fortran libs to include by default
    • [CPPFLAGS] C Processor flags
    • [PERL] Perl location(is /usr/bin isn't before /usr/sbin this is advisable)
    • [FFTW_FCLD] FFTW fortran linking flags
    • [OMP_FCFLAGS] Fortran OMP compile flags
    • [OMP_FCLD] Fortran OMP link flags
    • [MPI_FLAGS] Mpi compile flags
    • [MPI_LD] Mpi linking flags
    • [PPM_FLAGS] PPM compiling flags
    • [PPM_LD] PPM linking flags SEPlib now uses a GNU-style configure mechanism for installation, this includes the packages:
    • autoconf
    • automake
    • libtool ===== Further sugestions =====
    • Try removimg seplib_base/lib/corelibs/sep/sepgetpar_scan.c and vplot/filters/loclib/getpar_scan.c if compiling fails for one of these files. This seems particularly problematic on Solaris. You will need to make sure you have flex or lex in your path before configuring SEPlib for this to work.
    • If using the Sun Fortran compiler also use the Sun C compiler (setenv CC /path/to/C)
    • If Ricksep doesn't work you need to make sure Motif is installed on your machine. Try setting MOTIF_LD and MOTIF_FLAGS to to correct library and include paths. You can find an example in docs/config_examples.
    • You often need to “setenv LIBS -L/usr/X11R6/lib64” on 64 bit LINUX systems to get vplot to compile
    • Remember to create your ~/.datapath file
    • Remember to setenv VPLOTSPOOLDIR /tmp
    • Email bob at if you have any problems

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