Download and installation of shape


Source code.

The latest version under development can be obtained with:

svn checkout


Here is the list of package(s) to be installed before configuring shape from its source code:

src rpm deb port (Mac)
realroot realroot

To construct the plugins for axel (AXL=ON), the following packages should be installed:

src rpm deb port (Mac)
blas blas-devel atlas(-sse2)(-dev) blas
lapack-3.2.1 lapack-devel lapack lapack
Eigen Eigen


To run the configuration, cmake (version at least 2.8) should be available on your platform.

Local installation. The package can be configured out-of-source (eg. in a folder ../build) as follows:

cmake ../(path_to_package)

The folder where the construction will be run is in this case ../build.

Global installation. If you want to install it globally in your environment after it is compiled, you can run the following instructions (possibly with the superuser rights):

cmake ../(path_to_package) -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=<install_dir>
make install

where <install_dir> is the folder where to install the package so that the libraries go in <install_dir>/lib; and the headers in <install_dir>/include. If not specified, the package is installed by default in /usr/local.

To see the operations performed during the make command, you can use:

make VERBOSE=1

4.How to set locally your environment variables

In case you have not run make install, you can set up your environment locally in the folder build with:

cd ../build
source local_env

5.Using shape

To use the package shape in a cmake project, you can simply add the following lines in your file CMakeLists.txt:

include_directories (${SHAPE_INCLUDE_DIR})
link_directories (${SHAPE_LIBRARY_DIR})
link_libraries (${SHAPE_LIBRARIES})

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