install script should be self-explanatory; just run it and
answer the questions. This section gives some details for system
administrators and other users who may want to know more about the
The installation is actually done by
script queries the user for the settings of the following
variables and then invokes
geomviewshell script, which is what users invoke to run Geomview, uses this to set various environment variables that Geomview needs. It is very important that this be an absolute pathname — i.e. it should start with a '/'.
geomviewshell script goes here, as well as various other auxiliary programs that can be used in conjunction with
geomview. This should be a directory that is on users' $path. These auxiliary programs are distributed in the $GEOMROOT/bin/<MACHTYPE> directory; if you specify this directory for
BINDIR, they are left in that directory.
MANDIR, they are left in that directory.
$Pathvariable in a Mathematica session. The installation process will install some packages there which allow you to use Geomview to display Mathematica graphics. These packages are distributed in the $GEOMROOT/mathematica subdirectory; if you specify this directory for
MMAPACKAGEDIR, or if you specify the empty string for
MMAPACKAGEDIR, the packages are left in that directory. For more details about the way these Mathematica packages connect to Geomview, see Package Installation.