Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Installing ns-2.35 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

As you know Ubuntu 12.04 launched on 26th April 2012 and it is a Long Term Support OS.  To install ns2 in Ubuntu 12.04, it refers the same step as done in 11.10 OS.  For new users, here are the steps to install ns2.35

  1. Download NS-23.5 from http://www.isi.edu/nsnam/ns/
  2. Go to terminal and install the necessary updates using the command “sudo apt-get update”  (without Quotes)
  3. Then install the ns2 required libraries using the command “sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev” (without quotes)
  4. Untar the downloaded ns-allinone-xxx.tar.gz file using the command “tar zxvf ns-allinone-2.35.tar.gz”
  5. execute the commands one by one as given below

cd ns-allinone-2.35

./install

(You get the PATH information if the installation was successful, upon succeeding set the PATH in the relevant file .bashrc)

Type ns and see a  % symbol indicates that the installation of ns2 is successful and also try the command  nam so that a network animator will be opened.

For any doubts, please raise a comment in the following column. I am there to help you. If you try to install ns2 which comes along with the synaptic package manager, you cannot write new modules and recompile it. In that case, you need to use the above method of installation