Following Alex's suggestions, I fixed the front-end problems we were encountering the other day.
To get the shared libraries stuff to work, I inspected the contents of /etc/ld.so.conf.d and
found it all looking fine. I ran /sbin/ldconfig, which updates some shared library index
somewhere, which seemed to fix the problem with the EPICS server finding its libraries. To create
the /rtl_mem_atf file, I edited /etc/rc.local, adding "atf" to the list of subsystems. I believe
that everything now works to compile and run the ATF front-end system.
As a reminder, some useful commands:
cvs update refreshes the software distribution from CDS
make atf recompiles the front-end system
make install-atf installs new front-end binary and scripts
make install-daq-atf installs DAQ channel stuff to framebuilder
make install-screens-atf makes new generic MEDM screens
killatf Stop the front end code
startatf Stop and then start the front-end-code
If you want to change the name of the computer itself, I think you just
need to (1) edit /etc/sysconfig/network and change the hostname; and (2)
etc /etc/hosts on all the machines from which you'll be connecting to the
front-end machine (at the moment, just ws1?).
[fixed command syntax - 7/22/08 DYM]