neuron seems to install correctly, but no icons or mknrndll

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neuron seems to install correctly, but no icons or mknrndll

Post by nsteinme »


Neuron and I have been having somewhat of a brawl tonight, for about the past four hours. It has won this round, and I am retreating to recover. Any help here much appreciated.

I'm trying to install neuron with python. Mac OSX 10.5.8. Enthought 5.1.1 already installed. Downloaded source for IV-17 and nrn-7.1 from neuron website. Used the following install procedure:

for IV:

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./configure --prefix='/Applications/neuron/iv-17' --enable-UniversalMacBinary
make install
for neuron:

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./configure '--prefix=/Applications/NEURON-7.1/nrn' '--srcdir=/Applications/neuron/nrn-7.1/' --with-iv=/Applications/neuron/iv-17 '--with-nrnpython' '--enable-UniversalMacBinary' PYLIBLINK=-lpython PYLIB=-lpython
make install

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cd src/nrnpython
python install
After this, I find myself in a very odd state: install completes with no errors (at least none I saw), but the folder /Applications/NEURON-7.1 doesn't have the usual programs, i.e. nrngui, nrniv, mknrndll. HOWEVER, all of the files actually seem to be installed correctly... for instance, I can go to /Applications/NEURON-7.1/nrn/umac/bin and there find "neurondemo" which runs correctly and produces nice simulations and everything. Also, from a terminal, I can do:

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DN0a20fbe2:nrn-7.1 nick$ python
EPD (5.1.1) --

Python 2.5.4 |EPD 5.1.1| (r254:67916, Jul 20 2009, 15:41:21) 
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5370)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

>>> import neuron
NEURON -- Release 7.1 (359:7f113b76a94b) 2009-10-26
Duke, Yale, and the BlueBrain Project -- Copyright 1984-2008

So everything seems to work, except that the icons aren't there in /Applications/NEURON-7.1/. However, though I can find neurondemo and nrniv and nrngui in /Applications/NEURON-7.1/nrn/umac/bin/, there is no mknrndll to be found. Ergo, I cannot compile .mod files. I need to compile .mod files.

Where did I go wrong?

Thank you,

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Re: neuron seems to install correctly, but no icons or mknrndll

Post by hines »

after 'make install, the last step is
make after_install
to create the icons and a few other details.
See the last item in ... ilestd_osx

Also helpful to me when I forget some details is the builder for the dmg in
nrn/ to create the distribution.
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