Download and install Visual Threads


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 Preinstallation requirements

Preinstallation requirements for Visual Threads are as follows:

  • Tru64 UNIX subsets OSFBASE425 or higher and OSFPGMR425 or higher are required. Subset OSFLIBA425 or higher is optional but is required for instrumentation rules such as race detection.
  • Visual Threads requires Java Run-time Environment (JRE) Version 1.1.7B-2 (subset JAVJRE117) or any higher version of JRE Version 1. JRE Version 1.2 and version 1.3 are not supported. This kit now includes an appropriate version of the JRE as an optional subset which you can install if you don't already have an appropriate version of Java/JRE installed. It will not replace the default Java version on your system, but will be an additional JRE for use by Visual Threads.

    For more details about Java or the JRE see HP's Java web site.
  • Although not required, for best functionality it is recommended that you also install from this Developers' Toolkit Supplement these components used by Visual Threads: Ladebug debugger; and the Atom instrumentation toolkit (provided with the Program Analysis Tools).
 Installation instructions

To download and install the kit:

  1. Log in as root or change to the root account on the system where the component is to be installed.
  2. Back up your system disk before installing any software (refer to your system documentation).
  3. Create a scratch directory to receive the downloaded kit tar file, and change to that directory. You can download all component tar files to, and install from, the same directory.
  4. Download the kit tar file, DVT220.tar.gz, to your scratch directory:
  5. Uncompress and unpack the downloaded tar file:
       # gunzip -dc DVT220.tar.gz | tar xvf - 
    This creates a directory named Visual_Threads in your scratch directory. This directory has a kit subdirectory which contains the subsets to install, and a doc subdirectory which contains the release notes and other documents in various formats.
  6. Read the release notes prior to installing the kit.
  7. Install the new kit from the kit subdirectory:
       # /usr/sbin/setld -l Visual_Threads/kiT
  8. If you have a previously installed version of the Developers' Toolkit Supplement, the installation process will ask you to deinstall the Visual Threads subsets. In that case you can check for the presence of any currently installed subsets and delete them as follows:
       # /usr/sbin/setld -i | grep DVT | grep installed
       # /usr/sbin/setld -d currently-installed-subset
  9. When finished installing, you can delete the scratch directory, if desired.