Installation Instructions for the Miranda™ System 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

To install Miranda execute the following command, as root:-
	tar xpzf mira-2038-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).

    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.