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This document aims to describe what is needed to get a released version of Diana up and running on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) from a set of Debian packages. It is assumed that you will be using the version of Ubuntu that the packages were developed for.
Obtain a set of release packages for the current release of Diana. Follow the instructions on the Installing Diana from Launchpad page to install and test the packages.
Diana expects to find a
diana.setup file in various locations:
If you built and installed Diana 3.39 from source, or installed a package from Launchpad, there should also be a setup file in the following location:
If you installed the maps and demo data in a location other than the default,
you will need to change the
MAPDIR lines in the
file. For example, if these resources were unpacked in the
directory, these lines need to be changed to read:
OPDATA = /data/diana/demodata MAPDIR = /data/diana/maps
This means that you need to have a
diana.setup file in a place where you can
edit it. Possibly the easiest way to arrange this is to run Diana without a
file then immediately quit. This will cause the
.diana directory to be created
in the user's home directory. Then copy the
(or the correct one for the version you are using) into that directory for further
It is useful to test that the basic installation works correctly, particularly on headless systems that only allow
bdiana to run. Copy the following text into a file called
buffersize=800x800 output=PNG filename=test.png PLOT MAP backcolour=117:199:242 map=Gshhs-Auto contour=on cont.colour=black cont.linewidth=1 cont.linetype=solid cont.zorder=1 land=on land.colour=240:158:92 AREA proj4string="+proj=ortho +lat_0=60" rectangle=-1500000.000000:1500000.000000:-1250000.000000:1750000.000000 ENDPLOT
Process the input file using a command like the following, using the appropriate executable and setup file for your configuration:
bdiana -i test.input -s diana.setup
A file called
test.png should be created that looks like the following image:
If the file is not created or the image is blank, check the output from
bdiana to determine whether the
diana.setup file and map files were found correctly.
Run Diana using either the
diana script or the
diana script will try to send debug information back to the e-mail
address for bug reports. If you want to avoid this, run the
If you have created a
diana.setup file in a location other than one of
those mentioned above then you need to pass an option on the command line
to specify where it is.
diana -s /path/to/diana.setup
The path specified must be an absolute path.