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14  \chapter{Introduction}  \chapter{Introduction}
15  This document describes how to install \emph{esys-Escript}\footnote{For the rest of the document we will drop the \emph{esys-}} on your computer.  This document describes how to install \emph{esys-Escript}\footnote{For the rest of the document we will drop the \emph{esys-}} on to your computer.
16  To learn how to use \esfinley please see the Cookbook, User's guide or the API documentation.  To learn how to use \esfinley please see the Cookbook, User's guide or the API documentation.
17  If you use the Debian or Ubuntu and you have installed the \texttt{-doc} package then the documentation  If you use the Debian or Ubuntu and you have installed the \texttt{escript-doc} package then the documentation
18  will be available in  will be available in
19  \file{/usr/share/doc/escript}, otherwise (if you haven't done so already) you can download the documentation bundle  \file{/usr/share/doc/escript-doc}, otherwise (if you haven't done so already) you can download the documentation bundle
20  from launchpad.  from launchpad.
21    
22  \emph{The major change for the point of view of installation is that we no longer provide binary packages compiled  
 against the ``support bundles''.  
 This means, there are no longer binary packages for MacOS or generic Linux.  
 }  
23    
24  \esfinley is primarily developed on Linux desktop, SGI ICE and \macosx systems.  \esfinley is primarily developed on Linux desktop, SGI ICE and \macosx systems.
25  It can be installed in two ways:  It can be installed in two ways:
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27    \item Binary packages -- ready to run with no compilation required.    \item Binary packages -- ready to run with no compilation required.
28        Bundles are available for:        Bundles are available for:
29        \begin{itemize}        \begin{itemize}
30        \item Linux desktop systems with gcc (stand-alone bundle)        \item .deb files for Debian and Ubuntu Linux
31        \item $32$bit Windows (requires some other packages to be installed).        \item $32$bit Windows (requires some other packages to be installed).
32        \end{itemize}        \end{itemize}
33      Please see Appendix~\ref{winstall} for windows instructions.      Please see Appendix~\ref{winstall} for Windows instructions.
34      The rest of this guide assumes you are using a posix like system.      The rest of this guide assumes you are using a posix like system.
35    \item From source -- that is, it must be compiled for your machine.    \item From source -- that is, it must be compiled for your machine.
36    This will be required if there is no binary package    This will be required if there is no binary package
37      for your machine or if extra functionality is required such as \mpi parallelisation.      for your machine or if extra functionality is required such as \mpi parallelisation.
38  \end{enumerate}  \end{enumerate}
39    
40  See the site \url{https://answers.launchpad.net/escript-finley} for online help.  \emph{The major change from the point of view of installation is that we no longer provide binary packages compiled
41    against the ``support bundles''.
42    This means, there are no longer binary packages for MacOS or generic Linux.
43    }
44    One can still build from source and we have endevoured to make this process as straight forward as possible.
45    
46  Chapter~\ref{chap:debbin} describes how to install binary packages on Debian/Ubuntu systems.  See the site \url{https://answers.launchpad.net/escript-finley} for online help.
47  Chapter~\ref{chap:src} covers installing from source.  Chapter~\ref{chap:bin} describes how to install binary packages on Debian/Ubuntu systems.
48  Appendix~\ref{winstall} gives brief instructions for Windows.  Chapter~\ref{chap:source} covers installing from source.
49    Appendix~\ref{chap:winstall} gives brief instructions for Windows.
50    
51    
52  % \section{Significant changes since version 3.3}  % \section{Significant changes since version 3.3}

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