Releasing TAU for Mac

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== What this script actually does == == What this script actually does ==
-This script will take a gzipped tarball, uncompress, configure and build TAU+This script will take a gzipped tarball, uncompress, configures and builds TAU
for the apple platform (PPC and Intel). It then takes this build of TAU and for the apple platform (PPC and Intel). It then takes this build of TAU and
places it in /Applications/TAU/tau where all the Apple Apps. (ParaProf.app places it in /Applications/TAU/tau where all the Apple Apps. (ParaProf.app
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inital_setup.sh is run each time one of these applications is run, it checks for the inital_setup.sh is run each time one of these applications is run, it checks for the
presence of 'inital_setup' if found it asks the user if the MAC shell path should be presence of 'inital_setup' if found it asks the user if the MAC shell path should be
-modified, then removes the 'inital_setup' file (this it only ask the first time+modified, then removes the 'inital_setup' file (this way it only ask the first time
someone launches an application). someone launches an application).
set_path.sh modifies the user's shell path to add the TAU binary directory to set_path.sh modifies the user's shell path to add the TAU binary directory to
it. it.

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Instructions on how to build the TAU's MAC OS X distribution.

Simple use

Log into giusto.nic.uoregon.edu

cd /Applications/TAU_new_upgrade
./build_dmg.sh  ~/tau-2.22.2.tgz 2.22.2

This will create a new tau-2.22.2.dmg in this directory.

What this script actually does

This script will take a gzipped tarball, uncompress, configures and builds TAU for the apple platform (PPC and Intel). It then takes this build of TAU and places it in /Applications/TAU/tau where all the Apple Apps. (ParaProf.app etc...) expect it to be. /Applications/TAU is then copied to a preallocated disk image which is compressed and written out to the file system as a *.dmg file.

!WARNING! This script uses /Applications/TAU as a staging area, files present in this directory could be lost.

!CAUTION! This script uses a preallocated disk partition of size 500MB. If in the future TAU's distribution exceeds this size a new partition will need to be created. This can be done with Apple's disk image utility. You will want to create a larger sparse disk image to replace this one:

disk_template/rw_template.sparseimage

How the installation works

The finished directory structure should look like this:


 / Applications / TAU /
                     inital_setup
                     inital_setup.sh
                     Jumpshot
                     ParaProf
                     PerfDMF_Configure
                     PerfExplorer
                     PerfExplorer_Configure
                     set_path.sh
                     tau /
                     tauIcon.icns

The only thing that changes between releases of TAU is the 'tau' directory everything remains unchanged. Jumpshop, ParaProf, PerfDMF_Configure, PerfExplorer, PerfExplorer_Configure are Mac native applications and are basicly wrappers for the shell scripts used under linux.

inital_setup.sh is run each time one of these applications is run, it checks for the presence of 'inital_setup' if found it asks the user if the MAC shell path should be modified, then removes the 'inital_setup' file (this way it only ask the first time someone launches an application).

set_path.sh modifies the user's shell path to add the TAU binary directory to it.

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