Installation

Version for 7.00.00 or higher


Content
1. Linux
1.1. Install as single user
1.2. Install as root
1.3. Individuell Installation: settings in AsTher.sys, executable files and database
1.4. Deinstallation
1.5.. Requirement and possible errors

2. MS Windows
2.1.Installation
2.2. Create Program Group in Start-Menu
2.3. Using a USB drive without installation
2.3. Deinstallation


1. Linux

1. Install as single user
Copy or extract the files to your home folder.
/home/"username"/AsTher/


 

The applications are

Database Administration: AsTherDatabase
Pure Substance: PureSubstance
Reaction Reaction
Equilibrium:Equilibrium
Recalculator:Recalculator


When you execute an aplication und save user settings in each application, a directory will be created in your home folder as .AsTher in which the settings of the application like temperatur, pressure, graphic colors etc. data will be written.



2. Install as root
Copy or extract the files to
/opt/AsTher/
or
/usr/lib/AsTher/
Create links in the directory /usr/bin for each application: AsTherDatabase, PureSubstance, Reaction, Equilibrium and Recalculator

3. Individuell Installation:
The Files AsTherDatabase, PureSubstance, Reaction, Equilibrium, Recalculator and AsTher.sys
must be in the same directory

[Application]
Name=AsTher Thermodynamic Database
Version=7.0.0.0
OS=Linux
############################################################
[General]
# Which file contains datasets: enter absolute or relative path from AsTher.sys
# Database=$HOME/AsTher/data/db.tdb
Database=../data/db.tdb
#
# Define help index:
HelpIndex=../help/index.html
# HelpIndex=http://www.asther.de/en/help/index.html
#
# Which application sould be show help files
# The application must be written in absolute path
# otherwise: the application path must be in your path
# or the application must be linked in /usr/bin/
# ShowHTby=mozilla
# ShowHTby=firefox
ShowHTby=seamonkey
# ShowHTby=konqueror

############################################################
4. Deinstallation
Delete the files in
/AsTher/..
subdirectories
Delete the files in
/home/.AsTher/

5. Requirement, possible errors and solutions

Execute an AsTher application and  note the error message, when the application con not be execute.

A lot of errors or warning are detected in Suse Linux 10.0 and Suse Linux 10.1

5.1. Suse Linux my not install in default libgdk_pixbuf.so.2
The following error message given by Suse Linux 10.0 German version

 

Solution
Execute Yast, and install gdk-pixbuf



5.2. Suse Linux warning
You can get following message, even if the application runs






2. MS Windows

2.1.Installation
Copy or extract the files in a directory, respective relative directory
for example: C:\AsTher\... or C:\ProgramFiles\AsTher\...


The applications are

Database Administration: DBAdmin.exe
Pure Substance: PureSubst.exe
Reaction:Reaction.exe
Equilibrium:Equilibm.exe
Recalculator:Recalc.exe
Process Calculator for MS Excel:XProCalc.exe

2.2. Create Program Group in Start-Menu

Execute the Application Settings.exe

 

 

2.3. Using a USB drive without installtion

Database Administration: [USB]:\AsTher\bin\DBAdmin.exe
Pure Substance: [USB]:\AsTher\bin\PureSubst.exe
Reaction:[USB]:\AsTher\bin\Reaction.exe
Equilibrium:[USB]:\AsTher\bin\Equilibm.exe
Recalculator:[USB]:\AsTher\bin\Recalc.exe
Process Calculator for MS Excel:[USB]:\AsTher\bin\XProCalc.exe

When you like links on desktop or a program group for AsTher,
then execute [USB]:\AsTher\bin\settings.exe,
as the picture above shows

 

2.4. Deinstallation

2.3.1. Delete all Files in the directory \AsTher\.. and subdirectories
2.3.2. Delete all files in the directory \My Documents\.AsTher
2.3.3. Delete the program group AsTher in the Start Menu, if the program group created