Most of what follows is likely to be of interest to site system managers only and may be skipped by the normal user.
ESP is supplied as a compressed tar file:
esp.tar.Z. To install ESP the file must be must be
uncompressed and the contents extracted to a suitable directory. On Starlink systems, this would be
You must then set an environment variable to identify the type of operating system you are using. The
example given below shows the value of SYSTEM needed to create a Solaris version of the software.
The values required for other Starlink supported systems may be found in the files
The UNIX ‘make’ facility may then be employed to generate ESP in the current directory, clean up after itself and move the run system to the install directories:
On Starlink systems, the necessary environment files and aliases will be automatically set up by the
/star/etc/cshrc files on login, if ESP is detected as being installed in
If it isn’t, you should set ESP_DIR and ESP_HELP as follows in your own ~/.login file: