Installing Miranda™ under Linux

In order to install the Miranda system, you should be in the same directory as the downloaded file
and you must be root (type su, or sudo before each command). If you have a previous version of Miranda installed you should first remove (or move) the old miralib directory which will be at /usr/lib/miralib or /usr/local/lib/miralib.

To install Miranda execute the following command, as root:-

	tar xpzf mira-2042-i686-Linux.tgz -C /
To run the miranda system, for which you do not need to be root, say
There is online help information (say /help ) and an online manual (say /man ). To access the manual directly from a UNIX shell say
	mira -man


You will have installed the following files:-

    An executable copy of the miranda system.

/usr/bin/just, /usr/bin/mtotex
    Text formatting programs, useful in connection with Miranda literate scripts (see Miranda online manual).

/usr/share/man/man1/mira.1, /usr/share/man/man1/just.1, /usr/share/man/man1/mtotex.1
    The UNIX manual pages for mira, just, mtotex.

    A directory containing various auxiliary files and directories to which mira needs access when it is running. When the mira program is executed it will look for this first at /usr/lib/miralib and then at /usr/local/lib/miralib - if it does find it in either place it will exit with a panic message. This behaviour can be overriden either by calling mira with an explicit flag, thus:

	mira -lib pathname ...
where pathname is the address at which the miralib directory is stored - or by setting an environment variable MIRALIB. [For more detailed information, there is a section about flags and setup files in the online manual, look under `UNIX/Miranda system interface'.]

There is a collection of example programs, in a directory called ex, under the miralib directory. It has a README file in it. Within a Miranda session, saying

	/cd <ex>
will take you into the examples directory. Say
to see what is in there.