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4.1 Installing MathLM on Mac OS X

Before you install MathLM on a license server, you should contact Wolfram Research to register and receive a password. See Section 1.4.2 for information on how to register. You will be prompted to enter the password during the installation process.

In order for all users to have access to Mathematica, you should install it in a central location, such as the Applications folder. You may need to log on as administrator to do this.

To install MathLM on Mac OS X:

2. Insert the MathLM CD into the CD-ROM drive.

3. Open a Terminal window and log in.

4. Change directory to the Macintosh subdirectory in the CD. The CD mount point on Mac OS X is /Volumes and the name of the CD is MathLM.

cd /Volumes/MathLM/Macintosh

Note: If you drag the CD icon into a terminal window, the pathname for the CD is automatically pasted into the command line.

5. Type the following command and press ReturnKey.

./MathLMInstaller

6. The following prompt will appear with the MathID for your machine. To proceed with the installation, you will need to enter a password. (For information on how to register and obtain a password, see Section 1.4.2.) If you have already received a password, type the letter c and press ReturnKey to proceed with the installation.

# ./MathLMInstaller

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MathLM 5.0 Installer

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You can use this installer to install MathLM for the first

time, or to install a new version when you already have a

previous version installed. To complete the installation, you

will need a MathLM password.



To receive a password, register your copy of MathLM by going to

register.wolfram.com. You can also find registration instructions

in the file SysAdminGuide.pdf on the MathLM CD, or on the web at

support.wolfram.com/networkmathematica/



To register and get a password you will need to supply the

following information:



Machine name: gauss

MathID: 6619-76357-73584



Enter 'c' to continue or 'e' to exit the installer, [c]:

7. Enter your MathLM license number as it appears on your license certificate. Then press ReturnKey.

Enter the license ID printed on your license certificate.

Your license ID should be of the form Lnnnn-nnnn, where

the n are digits.



Enter your license ID:

8. Enter your MathLM password. Then press ReturnKey.

Enter your MathLM password:

9. The installer prompts you to specify the directory where MathLM should be installed. The default location is /usr/local/Wolfram/MathLM. Press ReturnKey to accept the default, or type in a new location and then press ReturnKey.

The installer will copy relevant files from the distribution

CD-ROM into your MathLM directory. If you specify a

directory that already contains MathLM, the installer

will update components to the latest available version. To install

MathLM from scratch, specify a directory that does not

already exist.



Enter the MathLM directory [usr/local/Wolfram/MathLM]:

Note: If you choose a directory that does not exist, the installer will create it for you. If a copy of MathLM already exists in the directory you specify, the installer will inform you before updating any files.

10. The installer prompts you to specify the directory where symbolic links will be created. The default location is /usr/sbin. Press ReturnKey to accept the default, or type in a new location and then press ReturnKey.

The installer will copy relevant files from the distribution

CD-ROM into a linking directory. If you specify a directory

that already contains files from an older installation of

MathLM, the installer will update components to the latest

available version. To install MathLM from scratch, specify

a directory that does not already exist.



Enter the linking directory [/usr/sbin]:

Note: If you choose a directory that does not exist, the installer will create it for you. If symbolic links to an older version of MathLM are already present, the installer will inform you before updating them.

11. The installer begins copying files from the CD. Each directory created is listed on your screen. If any error messages are generated during installation, they are logged to the installation directory.

12. Once the installation is complete, you must start MathLM manually. To do this, issue one of the following commands.

To start MathLM, type:

./mathlm

To start MathLM and log messages to syslogd, type:

./mathlm -syslog

To start MathLM and log messages to a file, type:

./mathlm -logfile file

Only a few options are presented here; a full discussion of the command-line options for MathLM is given in Section 5.3. See Section 5.2.3 for information on how to configure your system so that MathLM starts up automatically each time the machine is rebooted.