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|Offline directory structure|
|Offline computing tutorial||Maintained by Turner and Wenaus|
The offline software is released periodically as a complete unit. Releases are named with a version name of the form SL99d, for Star Library fourth (d) release of 1999. Five releases are maintained with different degrees of stability and obsolescence, ranging from very unstable and completely current (dev) to strictly stable and typically outdated (old, frozen). See the release policy page for descriptions and explanations of the release versions.
Release versions reside at $STAR_PATH/VER, VER=dev, new, pro, frozen, old, or eg. $STAR_PATH/SL98c for a particular named version. The variable $STAR will point directory to the release area you're in (e.g. if you're in "pro" which is currently sl98e, $STAR will point to $STAR_PATH/SL98e = /afs/rhic/star/packages/sl98e)
Each release directory (eg. $STAR_PATH/SL98e) contains the following structure (not exhaustive):
.*arch* - Platform-specific build area named as '.' followed by the $STAR_SYS architecture name (eg. i386_linux2, sun4x_56) /bin/ - Binary Files /dep/pkg - Dependency files /lib/ - Libraries /obj/pkg - Object files .share - Platform-independent build area /tables - stic output from table IDL processing to build the ROOT dictionary /pkg - ROOTCINT files; stic output from module IDL processing to build the ROOT dictionary StRoot - ROOT based framework and packages asps - Analysis Service Packages for STAF bin - binary files for STAF, GEANT, ROOT etc. inc - Links to include files kumacs /sim - GSTAR kumacs /chain - old STAF driver kumacs. No longer maintained. /dst - ditto /util - utility kumacs /domain - principal driver kumacs for particular domain mgr - Makefiles, utility scripts pams /domain - packages for each domain /idl - table idl files /inc - Include and header files used by more than one packag /kumac - kumac files for each package /package - package directories params /domain - parameter files, geometry, switches etc. for each domain Domain - New software domains that are not pams (and so don't belong under pams/) eg. StRoot, StarClassLibrary
The standard login sets up a number of environment variables for directories in this structure; see the environment setup tutorial for more information.
/afs/rhic/star/data = $AFS_RHIC/star/data = $STAR_DATAData files. See especially samples subdirectory
/afs/rhic/star/calib = $STAR_CALIB domainContains calibration files that may change with time. See eg.
tpc/gainsubdirectories. Used by the interim calibration database developed by Akio Ogawa, Yuri Fisyak and Vladimir Tikhomir.