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The procedure for installing NS-2 in Ubuntu 9.04 on Dell Vostro 1310. 1. Download ns-allinone-2.33.tar from here. 2.

Place it in somewhere, e.g. /home/programmer, then extract it. $ cd /home/programmer $ tar -xvf ns-allinone-2.33.tar 3. Download & install some packages from repository $ sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev 4. Install the ns2 $ cd ns-allinone-2.33 $ ./install 5. Edit some paths $ gedit ~/.bashrc Put these lines on that file. Off course, you might change /home/programmer for it depends on where you extract ns-allinone-2.33.tar. # LD_LIBRARY_PATH OTCL_LIB=/home/programmer/ns-allinone-2.33/otcl-1.13 NS2_LIB=/home/programmer/ns-allinone-2.33/lib X11_LIB=/usr/X11R6/lib USR_LOCAL_LIB=/usr/local/lib export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:$OTCL_LIB:$NS2_LIB :$X11_LIB:$USR_LOCAL_LIB # TCL_LIBRARY TCL_LIB=/home/programmer/ns-allinone-2.33/tcl8.4.18/library USR_LIB=/usr/lib export TCL_LIBRARY=$TCL_LIB:$USR_LIB # PATH XGRAPH=/home/programmer/ns-allinone-2.33/bin:/home/programmer/ns-allinone-2. 33/tcl8.4.18/unix:/home/programmer/ns-allinone-2.33/tk8.4.18/unix:/home/programm er/ns-allinone-2.33/xgraph-12.1/ NS=/home/programmer/ns-allinone-2.33/ns-2.33/ NAM=/home/programmer/ns-allinone-2.33/nam-1.13/ export PATH=$PATH:$XGRAPH:$NS:$NAM 6. Validate it (take very long time compare to install process) $ cd ns-2.33 $ ./validate 7. (Optionally) Create a symlink, so that ns can be called from everywhere $ sudo ln -s /home/programmer/ns-allinone-2.33/ns-2.33/ns /usr/bin/ns 8. Let it take effect immediately $ source ~/.bashrc 9. Try to run it (and pray :) $ ns 10. If the installation success, you will see % at the command prompt. Type foll owing command to exit % exit Credit ./anggriawan Testing ns2 Installation Use the following ns batch command set ns [new Simulator] $ns at 1 puts \ Hello World!\ $ns at 1.5 exit

$ns run Then, 1. Copy the commands above and paste in the text editor 2. Save the file as simple.tcl 3. Type command in command prompt $ ns simple.tcl 4. It will show Hello World in the line below Troble Shooting 1. Problem : The system cannot find Tcl or it tells that Tcl does not install co rrectly Solution 1 : Check your ns tcl nam ... version, check folder name. If it is not correct, edit the .bashrc Solution 2 : run ./install again 2. Problem : nam does not work Solution 1 : In fact, you need to change that particular file in your Linux manu ally. Here is what you should do. --- tk8.4.18-orig/generic/tkBind.c 2006-07-21 08:26:54.000000000 +0200 +++ tk8.4.18/generic/tkBind.c 2008-07-05 12:17:10.000000000 +0200 @@ -586,6 +586,9 @@ /* ColormapNotify */ COLORMAP, /* ClientMessage */ 0, /* MappingNotify */ 0, +#ifdef GenericEvent + /* GenericEvent */ 0, +#endif /* VirtualEvent */ VIRTUAL, /* Activate */ ACTIVATE, /* Deactivate */ ACTIVATE, This @@ -586,6 +586,9 @@ indicates exact location of the line that you start to edit, if you are using gedit or other similar editor in Linux. The + sign indicates what to add, and the - sign indicates what to delete. Then run $ ./install to compile and install ns2 again