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3.2 Installing MathLM on Unix

A Unix license server can also function as its own client. However, this is not recommended because if the machine has to be rebooted, the serving of licenses to all other clients on the network may be disrupted.

Before you install MathLM on a license server, contact Wolfram Research to register and receive a password (see Section 1.4.2 for details). You will be prompted to enter the password during the installation process.

To install MathLM on Unix:

1. Mount the CD. For information on mounting the CD, see Section 3.1.

2. Change the directory to the CD mount point. The exact location could be different for your platform.

cd /mnt/cdrom/Unix

3. Type the following command and press EnterKey.

./MathLMInstaller

The installer will automatically run the script appropriate for the machine on which you are doing the installation. However, if the platform is not correctly detected, you can run the script for a specific platform using the command ./MathLMInstaller -arch=platform. Here, platform is the value of $SystemID for the desired platform.

4. The following prompt appears showing 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 EnterKey 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: fermat

MathID: 7119-76357-73584



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

5. Enter your MathLM license number as it appears on your license certificate. Then press EnterKey.

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:

6. Enter your MathLM password. Then press EnterKey.

Enter your MathLM password:

The password file is created and a message is displayed informing you of the file's location.

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

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.

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

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 copy of MathLM already exist in the directory you specify, the installer will inform you before updating them.

9. 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.

10. Once the installation is complete, you must start MathLM manually. First, change directory to the location in which MathLM is installed (the default location is /usr/local/Wolfram/MathLM). Then 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 5.2.2 for information on how to configure your system so that MathLM starts up automatically each time the machine is rebooted.