OLA on Linux
Checkout or Download an Archive
Either download a tarball from the releases page, or check out the git repo with the following command:
git clone http://git.opendmx.net/ola
If you don't have git yet, you'll need to install it with your distro's package manager.
You need a couple of libraries installed for everything to work correctly. Some of these are available as packages in distros but others need to be downloaded and built manually.
First up you'll need the following:
- uuid or ossp uuid
Debian/Ubuntu users can install them with apt:
apt-get install libcppunit-dev libcppunit-1.12-1 uuid-dev pkg-config libncurses5-dev
If you're building from git you'll also need the following:
apt-get install libtool autoconf automake
Next, you need Protocol Buffers http://code.google.com/p/protobuf/ version 3.2.0 or above from Google (BSD license). Most likely, you'll need to download and build them yourself.
Debian (and Ubuntu) users can, in some cases, use the following packages (not yet in stable): libprotobuf2 (libprotobuf3), libprotobuf-dev, protobuf-compiler
Finally, if you want to use the built in webserver, you'll need microhttpd. Note: you'll need version >= 0.4.0 of microhttpd else you will get errors:
Once everything is installed, run ldconfig as root to pick up the new libraries
If you checked out the sources from git, you'll need to run
After that run
Building & Testing
If you get an error like the following:
/bin/sh ./libtool --tag=CC --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I/opt/local/var/macports/software/protobuf-cpp/2.0.3_0/opt/local/include/ -g -O2 -c -o ltdl.lo ltdl.c ./libtool: line 464: CDPATH: command not found /Users/simonn/lighting/lla/libltdl/libtool: line 464: CDPATH: command not found /Users/simonn/lighting/lla/libltdl/libtool: line 1142: func_opt_split: command not found libtool: Version mismatch error. This is libtool 2.2.6, but the libtool: definition of this LT_INIT comes from an older release. libtool: You should recreate aclocal.m4 with macros from libtool 2.2.6 libtool: and run autoconf again.
Your system uses a different version of libtool. Run:
libtoolize --ltdl -c -f
and then start from the autoreconf step again.
Run the tests
And install OLA
sudo make install sudo ldconfig
The OLA Command Line Tools come separately. Again either download a tarball or checkout from the git repo:
git clone http://www.nomis52.net/git/lla-examples
The steps are similar to building the main package.
autoreconf -i # if you used the git repo ./configure make sudo make install
Note in order for ola_dmxmonitor and ola_dmxconsole to build you *must* have curses installed.