* set up ssh. to run pantasks and other programs which require automatic connections via ssh, it is necessary to make a password-free key. you can use one of the three encryption methods listed below:

 ssh-keygen -t rsa1
 cat ~/.ssh/identity.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
 ssh-keygen -t dsa
 cat ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
 ssh-keygen -t rsa
 cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
  • login to each of your machines to set up the known_hosts entry.
  • download the external libraries from the IPP web pages:

wget -nH --cut-dirs=3 -L -r http://pan-starrs.ifa.hawaii.edu/project/IPP/software/ext/ wget -nH --cut-dirs=3 -L -r http://pan-starrs.ifa.hawaii.edu/project/IPP/software/extperl/

  • unpack the ipp tarball

tar xvzf ipp-1.2.tgz

  • enter the ipp build directory

cd ipp-1.2/psconfig

  • check for external C libraries


  • install using psconfigure / psmake we need a tool to automatically build the needed libraries
  • cfitsio and fftw3 need to have --enable-static set for configure
  • cfitsio needs to be called with 'make shared' before 'make install'