IRAF on Debian from the ESO Scisoft DVD
Ok… here’s a short summary of what I did to get IRAF working. I’m using the SciSoft DVD tarball from ESO for IRAF. Yes, this might be a bad idea because you’ll be installing a LOT of other stuff too.
1. Extract the tarball
sudo cp scisoft-7.0.0.tar.gz /
sudo tar -xzf scisoft*
sudo rm scisoft-7.0.0.tar.gz
2. Run the SciSoft Setup.bash file
chmod a+x ./Setup.bash
3. Install ds9
sudo apt-get install saods9
3. Prepare to run IRAF
I do my IRAF work in ~/IRAF and not under a new user account as some manuals specify.
PATH=$PATH":/scisoft/bin" # Required for SGI EPS export etc
ulimit -s unlimited # Sets unlimited stack size. Required in Debian too.
4. Run IRAF 😀
This might not work for you, because I might’ve installed some library dependency, or tried some other source of IRAF and might be using that in part. If it doesn’t, please let me know of the corrections through comments.