INSTALL
author paulson
Sat, 08 Feb 2003 16:05:33 +0100
changeset 13812 91713a1915ee
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converting HOL/UNITY to use unconditional fairness


Isabelle installation notes
===========================

1) System installation
----------------------

The Isabelle distribution includes both complete sources and
precompiled binary packages for common Unix platforms.


Quick installation
------------------

Ready-to-go packages are provided for the ML compiler and runtime
system, the Isabelle sources, and some major object-logics.  A minimal
site installation of Isabelle on Linux/x86 works like this:

  tar -C /usr/local -xzf Isabelle.tar.gz
  tar -C /usr/local -xzf polyml_base.tar.gz
  tar -C /usr/local -xzf polyml_x86-linux.tar.gz
  tar -C /usr/local -xzf HOL_x86-linux.tar.gz

The install prefix given above may be changed as appropriate.  By
default the ML system (and other contributed packages) are expected in
any of the following locations:

  1) [ISABELLE_HOME]/contrib
  2) [ISABELLE_HOME]/..
  3) /usr/share
  4) /usr/local
  5) /opt

This may be changed by editing [ISABELLE_HOME]/etc/settings manually.

The installation may be finished as follows:

  cd [ISABELLE_HOME]
  ./configure
  ./bin/isatool install -p /usr/local/bin

Note that the configure script is only required for systems that do
not have bash and perl in the canonical places (/bin/bash and
/usr/bin/perl).

The install utility creates global references to the present Isabelle
installation, enabling users to invoke the Isabelle executables
without explicit path names.  Incidently, this is the only place where
a static reference to [ISABELLE_HOME] is created; thus isatool install
has to be run again whenever the Isabelle distribution is moved later.


Compiling logics
----------------

The Isabelle.tar.gz archive already contains all Isabelle sources (and
documentation). Precompiled object-logics are provided for
convenience.

Assuming proper configuration of the underlying ML system
(cf. Isabelle's etc/settings), further object-logics may be compiled
like this:

  [ISABELLE_HOME]/build FOL

Special object-logic targets may be specified as follows:

  [ISABELLE_HOME]/build -m HOL-Real HOL


2) User installation
--------------------

Running the Isabelle binaries
-----------------------------

Users may invoke the Isabelle binaries (isatool, isabelle, Isabelle)
directly from their location within the distribution directory
[ISABELLE_HOME] like this:

  [ISABELLE_HOME]/bin/isabelle HOL

This starts an interactive Isabelle session within the current text
terminal.  [ISABELLE_HOME]/bin may be put into the shell's search
PATH.  An alternative is to create global references to the Isabelle
executables as follows:

  [ISABELLE_HOME]/bin/isatool install -p ~/bin

Note that the site-wide Isabelle installation may already provide
Isabelle executables in some global bin directory (such as
/usr/local/bin).


Isabelle as KDE application
---------------------------

Users may install an Isabelle application icon on the KDE 2 desktop as
follows (version 1 may be specified as well):

  [ISABELLE_HOME]/bin/isatool install -k 2

Clicking on Isabelle will invoke the interface wrapper script (capital
Isabelle), which is usually configured to run Proof General (cf. the
ISABELLE_INTERFACE setting).  Additional options may be passed to
Isabelle by editing the application's command line using the standard
KDE properties editing facilities.


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