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
	mira-2038-i686-Linux.tgz
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-2038-i686-Linux.tgz -C /
To run the miranda system, for which you do not need to be root, say
	mira
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

Explanation

You will have installed the following files:-

/usr/bin/mira
    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.

/usr/lib/miralib
    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
	!ls
to see what is in there.