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Requirements for running the Gemini IRAF package
The Gemini IRAF package is an external package layered upon IRAF. Therefore, sites that wish to use the Gemini IRAF package must first install IRAF. The Gemini IRAF package v1.11.1 has been tested under IRAF v2.14.1. The minimum requirement is IRAF v2.14.1. The Gemini IRAF package will not work properly under any earlier versions of IRAF. In addition, the Gemini IRAF package is NOT compatible with IRAF v2.16. Users requiring the Gemini IRAF package should NOT upgrade to IRAF v2.16 at this time.
All users are encouraged to upgrade to v1.11.1 of the Gemini IRAF package.
The Gemini IRAF package requires that a number of other external IRAF packages are installed at the user's site. The Gemini IRAF package will not load if any of these external packages are missing. These packages are listed in the table below.
|Package name||Recommended Version||Comments|
|For all users|
|stsdas||3.15||Distributed by Space Telescope Science Institute|
|tables||3.15||Distributed by Space Telescope Science Institute|
|For IRAF v2.14 users|
|gmisc||April 14, 2004||Distributed by IRAF|
|fitsutil||December 5, 2005||Distributed by IRAF, hosted by Gemini|
|For IRAF v2.15 users|
|gmisc||March 9, 2011||Distributed by IRAF|
|fitsutil||March 27, 2011||Distributed by IRAF|
|Optional, if PyRAF is desired|
|stsci_python||2.12||Distributed by Space Telescope Science Institute|
|PyRAF||1.11||Distributed by Space Telescope Science Institute; included in the stsci_python distribution; for IRAF v2.15 users, v1.11 of PyRAF is required. However, the Gemini IRAF package is NOT compatible with PyRAF v2.0. Users requiring the Gemini IRAF package should NOT upgrade to PyRAF v2.0 at this time.|
It is also required that one of the following image display tools is available: ximtool, SAOimage, SAOtng or ds9.
The official pre-release testing was done using 32-bit binaries on a 64-bit machine running a 64-bit Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 OS. The Gemini IRAF package is distributed with 32-bit binaries for Linux Redhat 9.0/Fedora Core 4 (compatible with RHEL and later versions of Fedora), and Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Intel. For other 32-bit architectures, new binaries have to be compiled. Please note that the Gemini IRAF package v1.11.1 is NOT compatible with the 64-bit version of IRAF v2.15. Please see the installation instructions for more details.