The Cygwin toolkit provides Unix tools on the Windows platform. You need only install the Cygwin toolkit if you are rebuilding from source and intend to develop your own actors using Java.
Note that compile your own actors, you will also need the
javac compiler. The
is part of the JDK, which is available at:
javac compiler is not present in the
Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
The Cygwin home page is at
Complete installation instructions can be found at
Installing Cygwin from the self-extracting executable
Compiling the Ptolemy II Matlab interface and Java Native Interface (JNI) actor requires that the a C compiler be installed. The Matlab interface requires that Matlab be installed on the local machine.
Under Windows, to build the Matlab interface, you must
use Mingw from http://www.mingw.org.
The gcc compiler is fairly large, so we provide four separate self-extracting downloads of the Cygwin tools and MinGW for Windows.
cygwin-basic-20100224.zip(23.8 Mb) - The tools necessary to compile and configure Ptolemy II except for the Matlab interface and C code generation.
cygwin-devel-20100224.zip(97.4 Mb) - The tools necessary to compile and configure Ptolemy II including the Matlab interface and the JNI Actor. This download includes everything in
- The sources for the above downloadables can be found in
cygwin-devel-src-20100224.zip(270 Mb) This download includes just the sources and should be downloaded in the same directory as one of the other zip files above.
mingw20100511.zip(30.8 Mb) - Mingw necessary to compile the Ptolemy/Matlab interface
Cygwin Installation instructions
- Most Ptolemy II users will
If you are running under Windows and have Matlab installed on your local machine, then
The files will be extracted to an seemingly arbitrary directory. You may find it easier to change the directory to something short, like
- Find the download and click on
INSTALL.bat. This script will invoke
- After installation, you may remove the temporary directory in which the zip file was unzipped.
c:/cygwin/etc/passwdis created during the Cygwin installation. If your Windows account is a domain account and not a local account, then you may need to add an entry to
To do this, start up the Cygwin bash shell with Start ->?Cygwin
Then use the
mkpasswdcommand to append a line with your login information, for example, I used:
mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd mkpasswd -d -u cxh --path-to-home=/cygdrive/c/users >> /etc/passwd
mkpasswd -hwill print out help for the
- Set bash to ignore carriage returns '\r'
The problem is that shell scripts such as
$ export PTII=c:/user/ptII $ $PTII/bin/vergil c:/user/ptII/bin/vergil: line 30: $'\r': command not found c:/user/ptII/bin/vergil: line 40: $'\r': command not found c:/user/ptII/bin/vergil: line 43: $'\r': command not found c:/user/ptII/bin/vergil: line 48: $'\r': command not found c:/user/ptII/bin/vergil: line 67: syntax error near unexpected token `$'in\r'' ':/user/ptII/bin/vergil: line 67: ` case "`uname -s`" in
Another possible solution is to create a
export SHELLOPTS set -o igncrTo find your home directory, start up Cygwin bash and type
cd;pwd. Then use an editor like Wordpad. See also:
http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/2006-12/msg00026.html- The 2006 Cygwin announcement that covers this.
- This problem is similar to the Cygwin CR/NL problems. What has changed is that the Cygwin installer appears to no longer offer the possibility of selecting DOS as the default file type.
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.os.cygwin/115453- discussion about the issue.
http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#using-pathnames- info about why paths like
c:/do not use
http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#mount-table- Cygwin manual for
- Another possibility is to use perl to convert the \r\n characters to \n:
perl -i -pne "s/\r\n/\n/g" configure
- Follow the instructions in the
Set the value of the
PTIIenvironment variable section
Installing Mingw for Windows
The default gcc compiler shipped with Cygwin will produce .dll files that do not work properly. The solution is to install Mingw.
You may either install from the Ptolemy Mingw zip file or install from the Mingw website.
Installing from the Ptolemy Mingw zip file
- Download the
- Unzip it so that
c:\mingw\binto your PATH, see below.
- Unzip it so that
Installing from the Mingw website
- Install Cygwin either from http://www.cygwin.com or from the Ptolemy distribution.
- Start Cygwin bash, create c:\mingw
mkdir c:/mingw cd c:/mingw
- Copy the mingwdl.sh script from http://www.mingw.org/wiki/HOWTO_Install_the_MinGW_GCC_Compiler_Suite and paste it into an editor and create c:/mingw/mingwdl.sh
- Execute mingwdl.sh, which will download the binaries into c:/mingwdl.
- Unzip the .tar.gz files
- Uncompress the .tar.lzma files:
lzma -d *.lzma
- untar the .tar files. Create a script called mingwuntar.sh:
#!/bin/sh tars=`ls *.tar` for tar in $tars do echo $tar tar -xf $tar done
- Run mingwuntar.sh
- Add c:\mingw\bin to your Windows path Based on the Mingw instructions:
- Right-click on "My Computer" and select "Properties".
- Click Advanced | Environment Variables.
- In the box entitled "System Variables" scroll down to the line that says "PATH" and double-click the entry.
- You will be presented with a dialog box with two text boxes, the bottom text box allows you to edit the PATH variable. It is very important that you do not delete the existing values in the PATH string, this will cause all sorts of problems for you!
- Scroll to the end of the string and at the end add ";C:\mingw\bin". Don't forget the semicolon; this separates the entries in the PATH.
- press OK | OK | OK and you are done.
Installing Cygwin from the WebWe provide prebuilt downloads of the subset of Cygwin tools needed to recompile Ptolemy II. The Cygwin tools are constantly being updated, for the latest versions, see the Cygwin website.
Instructions for installing Cygwin from the Cygwin website can be found on the for Ptolemy II Installation Page
Enabling Copy in Cygwin Bash under XPYou may need to enable copy and paste in the bash shell window.
If copy and paste are working properly, then you should be able to highlight text by left clicking and dragging the mouse over the text and then hitting the Enter key to copy the highlighted text.
The Cygwin faq at
How can I copy and paste into Cygwin console windows?More precisely:
Under Windows NT, open the properties dialog of the console window. The options contain a toggle button, named "Quick edit mode". It must be ON. Save the properties.
Under Windows 9x, open the properties dialog of the console window. Select the Misc tab. Uncheck Fast Pasting. Check QuickEdit.
You can also bind the insert key to paste from the clipboard by adding the following line to your .inputrc file:"\e[2~": paste-from-clipboard
- Start up bash by doing Start -> Programs -> Cygwin -> Cygwin Bash Shell.
- Right click on the icon in the upper left of the title bar and select properties
- Under Options, select 'QuickEdit Mode', hit ok
- Select 'Modify shortcut that started this window', hit ok
Cygwin download contents
The download of basic cygwin tools from February, 2010 includes:
_update-info-dir-00865-1 alternatives-1.3.30c-10 base-cygwin-2.1-1 base-files-3.9-3 base-passwd-3.1-1 bash-3.2.49-23 bison-2.4.1-1 bzip2-1.0.5-10 coreutils-7.0-2 crypt-1.1-1 required by cvs csih-0.9.1-1 cvs-1.12.13-10 cygrunsrv-1.34-1 cygutils-1.4.2-1 cygwin-1.7.1-1 cygwin-doc-1.5-1 dash-0.5.5.1-2 diffutils-2.8.7-2 editrights-1.01-2 expat-2.0.1-1 findutils-4.5.5-1 gawk-3.1.7-1 gettext-0.17-11 grep-2.5.4-2 groff-1.19.2-2 gzip-1.3.12-2 ipc-utils-1.0-1 less-429-1 libapr1-1.3.8-2 libaprutil1-1.3.9-2 libbz2_1-1.0.5-10 required by tar libdb4.2-126.96.36.199-2 libdb4.5-188.8.131.52-2 libexpat1-2.0.1-1 libexpat1-devel-2.0.1-1 libgcc1-4.3.4-3 libgdbm4-1.8.3-20 required by cvs libgmp3-4.3.1-3 libiconv2-1.13.1-1 required by sed libintl3-0.14.5-1 libintl8-0.17-11 liblzma1-4.999.9beta-10 libncurses8-5.5-10 libncurses9-5.7-16 libneon27-0.29.0-1 libopenldap2_3_0-2.3.43-1 libpcre0-8.00-1 Required by less (pcre = Perl Compatible regex) libpopt0-1.6.4-4 libpq5-8.2.11-1 libreadline7-6.0.3-2 libsasl2-2.1.19-3 libserf0_0-0.3.0-2 libsigsegv0-2.6-1 libsqlite3_0-3.6.21-3 libssp0-4.3.4-3 libstdc++6-4.3.4-3 libwrap0-7.6-20 make-3.81-2-broken make-3.81-2-from-cmake man-1.6e-1 minires-1.02-1 required by openssh openssh-5.3p1-1 required by cvs openssl-0.9.8l-2 required by openssh perl-5.10.1-2 rebase-3.0.1-1 run-1.1.12-11 sed-4.1.5-2 subversion-1.6.9-1 tar-1.22.90-1 terminfo-5.7_20091114-13 terminfo0-5.5_20061104-11 texinfo-4.13-3 tzcode-2009k-1 w32api-3.14-1 wget-1.11.4-4 which-2.20-2 xemacs-emacs-common-21.4.22-1 xz-4.999.9beta-10 zlib-1.2.3-10 zlib-devel-1.2.3-10 zlib0-1.2.3-10
The download of devel cygwin tools from February, 2010, includes all the tools from the basic cygwin download listed above and
autoconf-8-1 autoconf2.1-2.13-10 autoconf2.5-2.65-1 binutils-2.19.51-1 gcc-3.4.4-999 gcc-core-3.4.4-999 gcc-g++-3.4.4-999 gcc-mingw-core-20050522-1 gcc-mingw-g++-20050522-1 m4-1.4.13-2 mingw-runtime-3.17-1 perl-5.10.1-2 sadly, autoconf requires perl w32api-3.14-1In addition, we include select tools for Viptos, the Ptolemy/TinyOS interface.
automake1.10-1.10.3-1 bison-2.4.1-1 emacs-23.1-10 emacs-el-23.1-10 gperf-3.0.3-1 rpm-4.1-2