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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

Comments

  1. Hi there,
    After installing ns2.35 allinone I got the following error when I type ns:
    "Segmentation fault(Core dumped)" apparently nam is running how could i resolve this
    thanks

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  2. make failed! exiting.....
    how to solve?

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  3. i hv installed ns2 in 12.04 by "sudo apt-get install ns"....now how to find the version no. of ns2 .is it latest????plz help me sir

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  4. how to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.

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  5. /home/NS2/ns-allinone-2.33/otcl-1.13/otcl.c:495: undefined reference to `__stack_chk_fail_local'
    otcl.o: In function `Otcl_Init':
    /home/NS2/ns-allinone-2.33/otcl-1.13/otcl.c:2284: undefined reference to `__stack_chk_fail_local'
    ld: libotcl.so: hidden symbol `__stack_chk_fail_local' isn't defined
    ld: final link failed: Bad value
    make: *** [libotcl.so] Error 1
    otcl-1.13 make failed! Exiting ...

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  6. I had installed ubuntu 12 LTE but how to install NS-2 on the same. Since T am unable to start internet on ubuntu or access pendrive or cd-rom plzz, help

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  7. I receive the following error while installing ns 2.35 (sudo ./install) in ubuntu.

    config.status: creating Makefile
    rm -f libotcl.a otcl.o
    gcc -V 4.5 -c -g -O2 -DNDEBUG -DUSE_SHM -DHAVE_UNISTD_H=1 -I. -I/home/arya/ns-allinone-
    2.35/include -I/home/arya/ns-allinone-2.35/include -I/home/arya/ns-allinone-
    2.35/include -I/include otcl.c
    gcc: error: 4.5: No such file or directory
    gcc: error: unrecognized option ‘-V’
    make: * [libotcl.a] Error 1
    otcl-1.14 make failed! Exiting ...

    I changed the Makefile.in in /ns-allinone-2.35/otcl-1.14
    CC = @CC@ -V 4.6.3
    where -V 4.6.3 represents the gcc version.
    How to remove this error. Help Please Could not find any related help in google.

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  8. Hello My friend, thanks for your help.
    Would please tell me how to install tracegraph on Ubuntu 12.04?
    Thanks.

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  9. how to set envirenment variable in ubuntu after installation it takes something like LD_LIBRARY_PATH

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    1. put the following line in the file (/home//.bashrc)
      export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/file

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  10. working gr8...thanx for the info

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  11. Hi Padeep I got following error after ./install on ubuntu 12.10

    Installing libtcl8.5.a to /home/gaurav/Desktop/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/
    cp: cannot create regular file `/home/gaurav/Desktop/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/#inst.7299#': Permission denied

    rm: cannot remove `/home/gaurav/Desktop/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/libtcl8.5.a': Permission denied
    mv: cannot stat `/home/gaurav/Desktop/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/#inst.7299#': No such file or directory
    ranlib: could not create temporary file whilst writing archive: No more archived files
    make: *** [install-binaries] Error 1
    tcl8.5.10 installation failed.
    Tcl is not part of the ns project. Please see www.Scriptics.com
    to see if they have a fix for your platform.
    gaurav@gaurav-Inspiron-N5010:~/Desktop/ns-allinone-2.35$

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    1. hi gaurav,

      even i am getting the same error..

      did ur pblm solved....if yess plz do tell me...

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    2. try deleting the ns-allinone-2.35 folder and do it from scratch. Dont put anywhere as sudo.

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  12. how many packages will install normally?

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  13. hi, when i am trying to install ns-2 2,35 on ubuntu 12.4, with following steps
    $ sudo apt-get update
              $ sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev 
    $ tar -zxvf ns-allinone-2.35.tar.gz
             $ cd ns-allinone-2.35
             $ ./install
      
    i get the following error.....


    DHAVE_SYS_IOCTL_H=1 -DTCL_UNLOAD_DLLS=1 /home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/tcl8.5.10/unix/../unix/tclAppInit.c
    gcc -O2 -pipe -Wl,--export-dynamic tclAppInit.o -L/home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/tcl8.5.10/unix -ltcl8.5 -ldl -lieee -lm \
    -Wl,-rpath,/home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/lib -o tclsh
    tcl8.5.10 make succeeded.
    Installing libtcl8.5.a to /home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/
    cp: cannot create regular file `/home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/#inst.14705#': Permission denied
    rm: cannot remove `/home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/libtcl8.5.a': Permission denied
    mv: cannot stat `/home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/#inst.14705#': No such file or directory
    ranlib: could not create temporary file whilst writing archive: No more archived files
    make: *** [install-binaries] Error 1
    tcl8.5.10 installation failed.
    Tcl is not part of the ns project. Please see www.Scriptics.com
    to see if they have a fix for your platform.
    msit123@msit123-Studio-1435:~/ns-allinone-2.35$
    plz help me i am fed of it know....

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    1. it says that permission denied. so possibly you would have untar the file using sudo and trying to install using ordinary user.
      So do all the things using an ordinary user.

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    2. i tried again and gave the coomand as
      $ tar -zxvf ns-allinone-2.35.tar.gz
      $ cd ns-allinone-2.35
      $ ./install
      i am still getting the same error.

      NGINFO=1 -DHAVE_SYS_IOCTL_H=1 -DTCL_UNLOAD_DLLS=1 /home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/tcl8.5.10/unix/../unix/tclAppInit.c
      gcc -O2 -pipe -Wl,--export-dynamic tclAppInit.o -L/home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/tcl8.5.10/unix -ltcl8.5 -ldl -lieee -lm \
      -Wl,-rpath,/home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/lib -o tclsh
      tcl8.5.10 make succeeded.
      Installing libtcl8.5.a to /home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/
      cp: cannot create regular file `/home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/#inst.6908#': Permission denied
      rm: cannot remove `/home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/libtcl8.5.a': Permission denied
      mv: cannot stat `/home/msit123/ns-allinone-2.35/lib/#inst.6908#': No such file or directory
      ranlib: could not create temporary file whilst writing archive: No more archived files
      make: *** [install-binaries] Error 1
      tcl8.5.10 installation failed.
      Tcl is not part of the ns project. Please see www.Scriptics.com
      to see if they have a fix for your platform.
      msit123@msit123-Studio-1435:~/ns-allinone-2.35$


      Is it possible for u to provide ur contact no....coz i am fed up with it could no do it

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  14. ~$ tar -zxvf ns-allinone-2.35.tar.gz
    tar (child): ns-allinone-2.35.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    dell@ubuntu:~$
    sir i got this info from my ubunto 12.10
    what should i suppose to do

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  15. after the % symabol has come i typed nam then the error is

    wrong # args: should be "namespace subcommand ?arg ...?"
    %
    please get me out from here....

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  16. Sir
    I have installed ns2.35 in ubuntu 11.10 using the steps given by you.
    after running the command /.validate
    it displayed :
    validate overall report: all test passed.
    then also when writing ns it gives error ns currently not installed.

    I have checked the .bashrc and .profile files for environment variables.

    Please help me now what should I do?

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  17. sir,
    i tried to install ns2 in ubuntu 12.04...but i got errors like tc 8.5.10 make failed exiting!!!!i tried the steps u gave above..but i am getting errors..pls can anyone help me out of trouble???

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  18. Thankyou very much for the post..... i got my ns-2.35 validated, after which i write "ns" but it says,"The program 'ns' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    sudo apt-get install ns2"
    I must be wrong at some point but could not find out where!!!!! any kind of help is welcomed...

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    1. Did u set the PATH information in .bashrc file.

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  19. Sir, i am working on ubuntu for aodv project , and i am getting the problem to installing ns2 as "archive manager not supported" .
    my installing procedure is
    -sudo apt-get update
    -sudo apt-get install ns2
    -sudo apt-get install nam
    -sudo apt-get install xgraph
    but i am getting problem.... plz sir give me solution... thanking you ...

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