This section tells how to install PVM on machines that you wish to run PVM applications on. No special permission is required to create and use PVM which can be built and installed on machines by anyone with a valid userid on those machines. If PVM has been previously installed on the machines that you would like to use, you may skip this section. Check with your system administrator to see if and where PVM has been installed.
One person can get and install PVM for all machines within an
The latest version available from
netlib is PVM 3.3.3.
To find out what files are accessible for PVM, send the following
e-mail message to
send index from pvm3To obtain a copy of PVM send the message
send pvm3.3.3.tar.z.uu from pvm3This will return nine messages to you, each a portion of the encoded and compressed set of PVM source files.
In your home directory ($HOME), save the returned e-mail messages in
separate, temporary files, say
The order in which you store these mail files is unimportant.
Next, edit out the mail header information on each of the temporary
> sh temp1 > sh temp2 > sh temp3 > sh temp4 > sh temp5 > sh temp6 > sh temp7 > sh temp8 > sh temp9
Each of the above creates a separate, temporary file that are all combined
and processed by the final step into the single, compressed file
The process to assemble the nine returned messages into one
file is written such that it does not matter in which order the files
are run through
If you acquire PVM via anonymous ftp from netlib2.cs.utk.edu, you
will receive a single file ( pvm3.3.3.tar.z.uu) that must be decoded
> uudecode pvm3.3.3.tar.z.uu