Re: Installation of NCL under Windows XP-SP3 using precompiled binaries and Cygwin/X Version 1.7.5

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Thu Jul 14 2011 - 07:54:11 MDT

Hi Norman,

What does the following report:

   uname -a
   ncl -V
   printenv | grep NCARG
   ncargpath bin
   which ncl

Please that this NCL is a 32-bit binary, and will likely not work for a 64-bit system.

Do you have a 64-bit system?


On Jul 13, 2011, at 2:17 AM, Norman Dreier wrote:

> Hi there,
> I tried to install NCL via the "NCL Version 6.0.0 precompiled binaries,
> OPeNDAP-enabled" for Cygwin. On my system there is Cygwin/X X Server
> version 1.7.5 installed. So I downloaded the file
> "ncl_ncarg-6.0.0.CYGWIN_NT-6.1_i686.tar.gz" and followed the
> installation instructions "Installing and running NCL under Cygwin/X
> (Windows)" from the NCL-Homepage. I'm running Windows XP Professional
> Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647: Service Pack 3).
> I extracted the binaries in the following directory:
> $cd /usr/local/
> $gunzip /cygwin/home/ndreier/ncl-6.0.0.CYGWIN_NT-6.1_i686.tar.gz
> $tar -xvf /cygwin/home/ndreier/ncl-6.0.0.CYGWIN_NT-6.1_i686.tar
> Then I edited the "C:\Programme\cygwin\home\ndreier\.bashrc" file and
> set up the environment variables (in the end of the file):
> export NCARG_ROOT=/usr/local
> export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
> export DISPLAY=:0.0
> After this I sourced the file via $source ./bashrc and did even a
> restart of Xterm. A test via the command: $ncl -V failed and no
> standard output happened. To do a graphical test I copied a testfile
> "xy04n.ncl" to the local directory: $cp
> $NCARG_ROOT/lib/ncarg/nclex/xyplot/xy04n.ncl . and run: $ncl xy04n.ncl
> but no window plot happened. I got no warnings or error messages, so I
> have no idea how to solve the problem. The "ng4ex" script is running but
> fails while running ncl:
> $ng4ex gsun02n
>> NCAR Graphics NCL Example <gsun02n>
>> This example was set up to display the output to an
>> X11 window.
>> Copying gsun02n.ncl
>> Running NCL...
>> ncl failed.
> Other applications like emacs, ddp, gnuplot etc. are opening new
> X-windows, but this does not work for ncl. So I guess the problem can be
> the precompiled binaries? Are there other experiences with this type of
> installation?
> Regards,
> Norman
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