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COGENT Version 2.1 Installation Notes

These notes contain instructions for installing and configuring COGENT to run under Windows environments and under UNIX environments.

Installation on Windows 95/98/NT/2000 etc.:

To create a shortcut from the desktop to the COGENT program:

To create a menu item on the Start Menu to the COGENT program:

Setting essential preferences:

The first time you run COGENT, it will run an installation wizard in order to set various user and system preferences. To set these preferences, run COGENT. The installation wizard gives two options:

In either case the relevant preferences can be adjusted after installation from COGENT's preferences panel. Standard installation requires that you set the system folder and the user folder. The system folder should be set to the folder in which COGENT was installed (e.g., C:\COGENT or C:\Program Files\COGENT). The user folder may be set to any existing folder. If COGENT is installed in the default location (C:\COGENT) then the default values for these preferences will be correct. Custom installation allows independent locations to be set for a range of preferences. Custom installation is only recommended for advanced users.


Installation on Unix

On Unix, COGENT may be installed in either single user or multi-user modes. Single user mode is applicable if you do not have system privileges. Multi-user mode will make COGENT available to all users on a unix system.

Single user installation

Multi-user installation

Setting essential preferences:

The first time you run COGENT, it will run an installation wizard in order to set various user and system preferences. To set these preferences, run COGENT. The installation wizard gives two options:

In either case the relevant preferences can be adjusted after installation from COGENT's preferences panel. Standard installation requires that you set the system directory, the user directory and the location of the oos binary. The system directory should be set to the directory in which COGENT was installed (e.g., /usr/local/src/cogent for multi-user COGENT or ~/COGENT for single-user COGENT, where ~ should be replaced by the user's home directory). The user directory may be set to any existing directory for which the user has write access. The recommended setting is ~/COGENT, where ~ should be replaced by the user's home directory. The location of the oos binary must also be set appropriately. With multi-user installation in default directory, the location will be /usr/local/bin/oos. With single-user installation it will be ~/bin/oos (where ~ should be replaced by the user's home directory). Custom installation allows independent locations to be set for a range of preferences. Custom installation is only recommended for advanced users.


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