Howto install ARB manually

Installing ARB manually is the recommended way to install ARB!

Important note: In the following instructions you have to replace every occurrence of /home/you with the path to your home-directory.

  1. download arb
    • create a new directory (eg. /home/you/arbDownload)
    • decide
      • which version to use (see
      • which build to use (depends on your operation system (OS)).
        Currently we provide versions for CentOS5+6, Debian7, Ubuntu 10.04 up to 16.04 (LTS releases) and OSX.
    • download
      • the tarball you decided on (e.g. arb-6.0.5.ubuntu1404-amd64.tgz),
      • the installation script
      and save these files into /home/you/arbDownload
  1. install arb
    • open a terminal window and change to the download directory using
      cd /home/you/arbDownload
    • decide whether to install arb
      • for all users on your machine
      • only for you
    • to install arb for all users you need to run the install script as superuser. To become superuser enter the command
      sudo su
    • then run the install script using
    • you will be prompted with several questions
      • "full installation path"
        • [for all users]: the default /usr/arb is ok
        • [only for you]: specify a path inside your home directory (eg. /home/you/arb6)
      • "Where do you want to put your pt_server data"
        • press ENTER to use the default
      • "Who is responsible for the PT_SERVER index files?"
        • [for all users]: enter y
        • [only for you]: press ENTER to use the default
      • "Do you trust your users?"
        • [for all users]: enter y
        • [only for you]: press ENTER to use the default
      • "Network host / Stand alone computer"
        • press ENTER to use the default
      • "further installation instructions"
        • enter 3
        • follow the instructions on screen to
          1. define an alias for arb
          2. install additional libraries/tools needed by arb
        • in case you fail to create an alias, you may always call arb using its fully qualified path. In the installation described here the full path would be
          Note: the full path of your installation was just printed on your terminal as part of the alias definition.
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