Installation of Maya

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Installation of csh shell

Unmask csh shell by adding the following to '/etc/portage/package.unmask':


Run the installation by issuing the command:

 emerge -av csh

Installation of fam and gamin library

 emerge -av fam
 emerge -av gamin

Installation of Maya

Make a directory for Maya installation files in root:

 mkdir /root/maya/

The tar file for Maya (prepared by Jon) is copied into the newly created folder from DIKU's server and unpacked, below is the commands issued:

 cd /root/maya
 scp .
 tar xvf maya.tar

The following commands are issued for the installation of Maya:

 cd maya
 tar xzvf AWCommon-10.80-15.x86_64.tar.gz -C /
 tar xzvf Maya64-8.5-159.x86_64.tar.gz -C /
 tar xzvf Maya64-docs_en_US-8.5-123.x86_64.tar.gz -C /
 mkdir /var/flexlm
 cp aw_localhost.dat /var/flexlm/

Create four symlinks in '/usr/local/bin/':

 cd /usr/local/bin/
 ln -s /usr/autodesk/maya8.5-x64/bin/fcheck fcheck
 ln -s /usr/autodesk/maya8.5-x64/bin/Maya8.5 maya
 ln -s /usr/autodesk/maya8.5-x64/bin/imgcvt imgcvt
 ln -s /usr/autodesk/maya8.5-x64/bin/Render Render

Create symlinks to Maya:

 cd /usr/autodesk/
 ln -s maya8.5-x64 maya
 cd maya8.5/bin/
 ln -s Maya8.5 maya

Note: Creation of symlinks that allows desktop environment to include maya in its menus are skipped.

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