KARMA: Download and Installation
KARMA is available as a source package and as precompiled binary distributions for various platforms (Linux and Mac OS X). Both options are described below.
Please note that the released package also includes the correct version of the SkyCat executable. The provided SkyCat executable will not interfere with previous installations of the tool on your system.
KARMA is available from the ESO Mac & Linux Software repositories or via binary distribution tar.gz file for several different hardware platforms.
ESO Mac & Linux software repositories
To install the relevant repository, please follow the relevant instructions at ESO Mac & Linux software repositories, in the final instruction for each OS/distribution replace the generic <package_name> with eso-karma. i.e. one of the following, as appropriate for your OS/distribution:
sudo port install eso-karma
sudo dnf install eso-karma
sudo yum install eso-karma
sudo apt-get install eso-karma
Once installed, see the instructions for use here.
For a number of target platforms precompiled KARMA binary releases are available. Download the appropriate KARMA package from the following list:
- Intel x86 binary (32bit) for Linux: karma_bin_i686_Linux-2.7.tar.gz [131 Mbytes compressed]
- AMD/Intel x86_64 binary (64bit) for Linux: karma_bin_x86_64_Linux-2.7.tar.gz [131 Mbytes compressed]
- Intel Itanium IA-64 binary (64bit) for Linux: karma_bin_ia64_Linux-2.7.tar.gz [133 Mbytes compressed]
- Intel x86 binary (32bit) for Mac OS X: karma_bin_i386_Darwin-2.7.tar.gz [131 Mbytes compressed]
You can determine the type of your hardware platform by typing: uname -m
tar fvxz karma_bin_<machine>_<os>_<version>.tar.gzThis will create a directory called karma_bin_<machine>_<os>_<version> with subdirectories bin, data, config and doc.
Installation from source code is currently not supported due to licencing issues. We hope to have a new version of KARMA available, including source code soon.
Assuming that you have successfully installed KARMA, you can now start the tool with 'karma' if it is in your path, or using the absolute path:
/usr/bin/karma on Linux if you installed from the repositories or
/opt/local/bin/karma if you installed on Mac from the repository.
For more information about how to install and use the tool to prepare your observations, check out the KARMA User Manual.
This page is specific to KMOS.