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  1. To uncompress and extract the downloaded source code (This will create a directory svt-2.0 with source inside it)
    % tar -xzf svt-2.0.tar.gz
    (or %
    gunzip svt-2.0.tar.gz then % tar -xf svt-2.0.tar )
  2. Now create a directory where you want to build Vista, say svt_build at the same level as zipped file
    % mkdir svt_build
    % cd svt_build (
    Move into new directory)
  3. SVT uses autoconf for building and installation.
    If you are familiar with Autoconf system you should have no trouble using it. ( view ./configure -help to find more options )
  4. Configure the source code in svt_build directory
    % ../svt-2.0/configure
    add --enable-pthreads if you have multiple processors
    --enable-64bit if you are compiling on 64 bit OS
    add --enable-png=path to directory where lib and include directories are located
    (do this if png libs are not in the default location )
    add -with-volserver --enable-corba=<corba_dir> This will build Volserver which could set to be used on web portals

    % make
    (This will build vista)
    Caution: There could be compilation errors in "volserver" directory.
    This is nothing to be alarmed with. The "tools" and "vista" should still be built correctly.
    The errors are for server side of vista which needs corba libraries.Please post your questions on user forum for more help.
  5. To check the build try to view the help page
    % ./vista/vista -h ( This should display the help page for vista, if vista is built correctly.)
  6. This step is optional and requires write permissions
    [This will install vista in the default installion directory(ie /usr/local/bin)] or the path provided during configuration. This requires write privileges on /usr/local/bin or other directory if specified)
    To install vista type
    % make install