KARMA: Download and Installation
Please note that all versions of the KARMA software includes a dedicated version of the SkyCat executable. It will not interfere with previous installations of the tool on your system.
KARMA is available via package managers (MacPorts, RPM/yum/dnf & apt) from the ESO Mac & Linux Software repositories or via binary distribution tar.gz file for several different hardware platforms.
We recommend using the package manager installations whenever possible.
ESO Mac & Linux software repositories
To install the relevant repository, please follow the relevant instructions at ESO Mac & Linux software repositories, in the final instruction for each OS/distribution replace the generic <package_name> with eso-karma. i.e. one of the following, as appropriate for your OS/distribution:
sudo port install eso-karma
sudo dnf install eso-karma
sudo yum install eso-karma
sudo apt-get install eso-karma
Once installed, see the instructions for use here.
For a number of target platforms precompiled KARMA binary releases are available. Download the appropriate KARMA package from the following list:
- Intel x86 binary (32bit) for Linux: karma_bin_i686_Linux-2.7.tar.gz [131 Mbytes compressed]
- AMD/Intel x86_64 binary (64bit) for Linux: karma_bin_x86_64_Linux-2.7.tar.gz [131 Mbytes compressed]
- Intel Itanium IA-64 binary (64bit) for Linux: karma_bin_ia64_Linux-2.7.tar.gz [133 Mbytes compressed]
- Intel x86 binary (32bit) for Mac OS X: karma_bin_i386_Darwin-2.7.tar.gz [131 Mbytes compressed] Please note that this version will not work "out of the box" on macOS 10.14 or newer (becasue of X11 dependencies no longer provided by macOS) or at all on macOS 10.15 or newer which do not support 32bit software, please use MacPorts.
You can determine the type of your hardware platform by typing: uname -m
tar fvxz karma_bin_<machine>_<os>_<version>.tar.gzThis will create a directory called karma_bin_<machine>_<os>_<version> with subdirectories bin, data, config and doc.
Installation from source code is currently not supported due to licencing issues. We hope to have a new version of KARMA available, including source code soon.
Assuming that you have successfully installed KARMA, you can now start the tool with 'karma' if it is in your path, or using the absolute path:
/usr/bin/karma on Linux if you installed from the repositories or
/opt/local/bin/karma if you installed on Mac from the repository.
For more information about how to install and use the tool to prepare your observations, check out the KARMA User Manual.
This page is specific to KMOS.