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Installing MRVCMT

Notice: The GLAST code has not been released to the public and is for use by members of the LAT Collaboration only!


  • If you are using a public installation, the installations at the University of Washington and at SLAC already have MRvcmt installed, set up, and available to you.

To use MRvcmt on a SLAC Linux machine refer to: Run Gleam w. MRvcmt (SLAC Public).

  • If you are already using CMT and wish to use MRvcmt as a frontend, you likely have the required software already - with the possible exception of the Ruby Interpreter.
  • Example Commands and Responses assume the Windows platform. On Linux, delimiters within file paths should, as usual, be forward slashes (/).


You will need to have the basic prerequisites, a GLAST-supported C++ compiler, CVS, and CMT installed on your machine.

If you have a Windows machine:

  • If you have not already done so, install:
If you have a Linux machine, see:

Also see: Ruby Interpreter.

Troubleshooting Tip: If installing a Windows compiler, be sure to set up your PATH to the executable devenv.exe, normally located in:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\IDE

Install MRvcmt on Standalone Desktop Machines

Checking out the MRvcmt Package

To check out the MRvcmt package from the GLAST Concurrent Versions System (CVS):

Note: It is recommended that you install MRvcmt in your \glast\tools directory as shown in the example below.

Determine the latest tagged version of MRvcmt as follows:

    Go to

    Click on cmt, then click on requirements.

    Look for the most recent "CVS Tag".

Enter (from the DOS command prompt if you are a Windows user; Linux users: please change the delimiters to forward slashes (/):

    cd glast\tools
    mkdir MRvcmt
    cd MRvcmt

Use CVS to checkout MRvcmt onto your machine by entering:

    cvs co -d v0r24p2 -r v0r24p2 MRvcmt


This command creates a subdirectory named v0r20 and copies all of the MRvcmt files into that directory.

Be sure you are checking out the latest tagged version. If you have a problem, use v0r20 as shown in the example which worked at the time this was written.

Tip: If MRvcmt fails to launch, verify that you have the executable (devenv.exe) for the Windows compiler in your PATH (e.g., C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\IDE).

Create a shortcut to the MRvcmt executable, prepend it with "ruby" and place it on your desktop. (See Creating a Shortcut to MRvcmt.)

Related Topics

Launching MRvcmt

Setting up MRvcmt Options

Application Install w. MRvcmt

Also See:

Main Interface: MRvcmt

CMT: An Introduction

Owned by:

Riccardo Giannitrapani


Last updated by: Chuck Patterson 07/09/2008