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Installing ns-3.37 and ns-3.35 in Ubuntu | Ubuntu 22.04 | NS3

Multiple Versions of ns3 in Ubuntu 22.04 In this post, we are going to install two versions of ns3 namely ns-3.35 and ns-3.37  My OS is : Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Long Term Support) ns-3.35 uses waf and (./waf --run scratch/first)  ns-3.37 uses cmake  (./ns3 run scratch/first.cc) So we will install both the packages  Go through the video for complete instructions To start with  $ sudo apt update  $ sudo apt install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev g++ python3 python3-dev pkg-config sqlite3 cmake python3-setuptools git qtbase5-dev qtchooser qt5-qmake qtbase5-dev-tools gir1.2-goocanvas-2.0 python3-gi python3-gi-cairo python3-pygraphviz gir1.2-gtk-3.0 ipython3 openmpi-bin openmpi-common openmpi-doc libopenmpi-dev autoconf cvs bzr unrar gsl-bin libgsl-dev libgslcblas0 wireshark tcpdump sqlite sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev  libxml2 libxml2-dev libc6-dev libc6-dev-i386 libclang-dev llvm-dev automake python3-pip libxml2 libxml2-dev libboost-all-dev  I have downloaded both the versions of ns3 fr

NS3 installation in Linux Mint 17.1

This post shows you how to install ns3 (ns-3.21) in Linux Mint 17.1

OS Used: Linux Mint 17.1 or Ubuntu 14.04
NS3 verion: 3.21


  • Download the software ns3 from http://www.nsnam.org
  • Assuming you have done the linux installation just now, execute the following commands one by one
  • $] sudo apt-get update
  • $] sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev cvs git cmake bzr mercurial python-pygoocanvas python-pygraphviz p7zip-full NetAnim
Once the above softwares are installed, execute these commands
$] tar jxvf ns-allinone-3.21.tar.bz2 
$] cd ns-allinone-3.21/
$] ./build.py --enable-examples --enable-tests
and this will take more than 10 minutes to install everything, till that time wait. 

Once the installation is done, open an example and check whether its working or not

$] cd ns-allinone-3.21/ns-3.21 /
$] ./waf --run hello-simulator
The output should be displayed as hello-simulator, if this is not working, then ns3 was not installed successfully.
Here is a video that showcases the installation of ns3.

T S Pradeep Kumar

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