Starlink Software Collection

The Starlink Software Collection is a collection of programs maintained by the Joint Astronomy Centre. There doesn't seem to be any centralized place for documentation for this collection, so to find out about it, you can either look through the website or look around in the directory /opt/star.

To set up the right environment for Starlink, enter:


All the Starlink programs will then be available to you.

Then, for example, to run 'dipso', you would run


and then


On io, as root:

cd /opt
tar zxvf Linux-32bit-glibc2_3_4.tar.gz
chown -R root:root star

Note: the 'tar' command above will create a directory "star" under /opt.

On every CW:

ln -s /opt/star /star