The current library release is 8.5. Starting with the 8.5 release, the download has been split into three parts. pharosc-8.5.tar.gz contains the actual library, pharosc-examples-8.5.tar.gz contains the examples and pharosc-binaries-8.5.tar.gz contains the compiled versions of the Alliance software programs. The examples and binaries archives together are self contained, with a copy of all the library cells and copies of all the executable programs.

The root directory of the archives is pharosc-8.5. Move the tar archives to the directory for installation, gunzip and then untar the files. The steps below will install the library plus examples under the /home/cad directory. I recommend setting a link pharosc to point to the latest library release.

$ mv pharosc-8.5.tar.gz /home/cad
$ mv pharosc-examples-8.5.tar.gz /home/cad
$ mv pharosc-binaries-8.5.tar.gz /home/cad 
$ cd /home/cad
$ gunzip pharosc-8.5.tar.gz
$ tar xvf pharosc-8.5.tar
$ gunzip pharosc-examples-8.5.tar.gz
$ tar xvf pharosc-examples-8.5.tar
$ gunzip pharosc-binaries-8.5.tar.gz
$ tar xvf pharosc-binaries-8.5.tar
$ ln -s pharosc-8.5 pharosc


The README file can be downloaded for Ubuntu Live CD use, as it has the command for unpacking the examples archive to /home/ubuntu, at which point the html help files are available.

The files libmotif3_2.2.3-2_i386.deb and libmotif3_2.2.3-2_i386.deb are included to facilitate using the library with a Linux Live CD. If it is a Ubuntu Live CD then openmotif is needed but not included on the Live CD. It can be installed by following the Live CD instructions on this web site. libmotif3_2.2.3-1.4_i386.deb is needed for Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Elk and libmotif3_2.2.3-2_i386.deb is needed for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Falk. See the web page for more details.

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