EPICS Dependencies on CentOS 8

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This document describes the packages that must be installed in order to build EPICS base, synApps, and areaDetector on a new CentOS 8 system. For other Linux distributions the package manager and package names may be different, but the requirements are likely to be similar.

Add the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository for the dnf package manager. This site has additional packages that are needed:

sudo dnf install epel-release

Enable the powertools repository by running:

sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools

Or on CentOS 9 Stream by running:

sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled crb

Packages required to build EPICS base

sudo dnf install gcc gcc-c++ gcc-toolset-9-make readline-devel perl-ExtUtils-Install make

Packages required by the sequencer

sudo dnf install re2c

Packages required by epics-modules/asyn

sudo dnf install rpcgen libtirpc-devel

Packages required by the Canberra and Amptek support in epics-modules/mca

sudo dnf install libnet-devel libpcap-devel libusb-devel

Packages required by the Linux drivers in epics-modules/measComp

sudo dnf install libnet-devel libpcap-devel libusb-devel

Packages required by areaDetector/ADSupport/GraphicsMagick

sudo dnf install xorg-x11-proto-devel libX11-devel libXext-devel

Packages required by areaDetector/ADEiger

sudo dnf install zeromq-devel

Packages required to build aravis 7.0.2 for areaDetector/ADAravis

sudo dnf install ninja-build meson glib2-devel libxml2-devel gtk3-devel gstreamer1 gstreamer1-devel gstreamer1-plugins-base-devel libnotify-devel gtk-doc gobject-introspection-devel

Packages required to build areaDetector/ADVimba

sudo dnf install glibmm24-devel

Packages required to build EDM

sudo dnf install giflib giflib-devel zlib-devel libpng-devel motif-devel libXtst-devel

Packages required to build MEDM

sudo dnf install libXt-devel motif-devel