Download Ptolemy 0.7.1

This file duplicates some of the material found in the files below, but the page does provide links to the ptolemy0.7.1 tar files.

Quick installation instructions

Here are the instructions for downloading ptolemy0.7.1 If you are already familiar with Ptolemy, you might be able to get by with these quick instructions. If you are new to Ptolemy, you may want to look over the Detailed Instructions below.
  • If you are running under Solaris2.5.1 or HPUX10.20, you can download prebuilt binaries built by the Ptolemy group.
  • Eventually, we will have contributed binaries for certain other platforms, including HPUX9, Solaris2.4 and DEC Alpha.
  • If we don't have prebuilt binaries available, you will have to download scratch sources build from scratch.
  • Note that in Ptolemy 0.7.1, the Java version of pxgraph is the default. If you don't have Java installed, see the Pxgraph Release Notes
    To use the Java pxgraph, either set JAVAHOME to the location of your JDK, or be sure that javac is in your path. See the Pxgraph Release Notes for more information
  • Common download configurations

    The Ptolemy distribution consists of several different GNU zipped tar files that can be mixed or matched. Below are several common sets of files.

    For a description of what is in the tar files, and what you need to run Ptolemy, see the description of the ptolemy0.7.1 tar files below.

    Download Prebuilt Binaries built by the Ptolemy group

    Note that you must down load the src tar file to run prebuilt binaries. The src tar file contains files that are used at runtime.
  • Solaris2.5.1 (Sparc) binary distribution, with gcc (135 Mb uncompressed and untar'd): src (15.6 Mb) - sol2.5 Ptolemy binaries (25.3 Mb) - sol2.5 egcs-1.0.2 binaries (6.3 Mb)
  • HPUX10.20 binary distribution, with gcc: src (15.6 Mb) - hppa Ptolemy binaries (33.9 Mb compressed) - hppa egcs-1.0.2 binaries (8.1 Mb compressed)
    To use the HPUX10.20 binaries, you must have X11R6 installed. See README.hpux for details. A tar file of X11R6 is available at XR6built-6.11-sd-9.03.tar.gz.
  • Download Prebuilt Binaries contributed by others

    The Ptolemy group provides binaries for Solaris2.5.1, and HPUX10.20. Below are downloads for binaries that were contributed by others, or built by the Ptolemy group, but not tested thoroughly. Note that you must download the src tar file to use prebuilt binaries.

    In alphabetical order by operating system

  • DEC Alpha Digital Unix 4.0 from Christopher Hylands.
    Local Digital Unix 4.0 Distribution: README_DECAlpha - alpha4 Ptolemy binaries (42.3Mb) - alpha4 Gnu binaries (6.9Mb) ( You will also need the src (15.6 Mb) tar file that is shared among all platforms)
  • Red Hat Linux 8.0 and gcc 3.x Ptolemy 0.7.1 requires with egcs-1.0.2.
    Ptolemy 0.7.2 requires gcc 2.95.3 to compile.
    Both 0.7.1 and 0.7.2 require patches to compile under gcc 3.x
    On March, 11, 2003, Wolfgang Reimer wrote

    RedHat Linux 8.0 comes with gcc 3.2 which requires some more changes (patches) than required for RedHat Linux 7.x (which comes with gcc 2.96 or 3.0.x, respectively).

    I already created some additional RH8.0 patches for my private usage and I could compile Ptolemy 0.7.1p1 successfully. As far as time allowed me I also tested the binaries and they seem to work fine. However, I cannot guaranty that everything is working.

    If you are interested I could send you the complete bunch of patches relative to the original 0.7.1p1 sources.

    For details, see
    See also
  • Red Hat Linux 6.0 from reimer at e-technik tu-ilmenau de
  • Remote ftp site in Germany
  • Local copy (except for debugging binaries)
  • Red Hat Linux 5.1 from reimer at e-technik tu-ilmenau de
  • Remote ftp site in Germany
  • Local copy (except for debugging binaries)
  • Windows NT from Christopher Hylands.
    We don't provide prebuilt binaries yet, but you can follow the instructions in $PTOLEMY/doc/html/nt
  • Sources to build from scratch

  • Sources to build everything from scratch on non-HP platforms: src (15.6 Mb) - other.src (7.5 Mb) - gnu (9.4 Mb) -
  • Sources to build everything from scratch on an HPUX10.20 platform: src (15.6 Mb) - other.src (7.5 Mb) - gnu.hppa.src (14.5 Mb)
  • If you are going to try to build from scratch under Linux, you might want to try using Ptolemy 0.7.2 and follow the 0.7.2 Linux Instructions
  • Building From Scratch

    1. To rebuild from scratch, grab the following tar files: src (15.6 Mb), other.src (7.5 Mb),
    2. If you don't have egcs-1.0.2 and GNU make, and are on anything other than the HP, grab gnu (9.4Mb) (This file includes bison-1.24 and flex-2.5.2). If you are on the HP, then you will want to grab gnu.hppa.src (14.5 Mb), which includes everything in the gnu file in addition to binutils-2.6.
    3. Gunzip and untar the files. If you are on anything but a HP, you will need around 400 Mb to build GNU, tcltk, octtools and ptolemy. If you are short on space, see the Disk Space section below.
    4. Set your PTOLEMY variable, your PTARCH variable, and your path. You could source ptolemy/.cshrc or place the following in your .cshrc
      	setenv PTOLEMY /your/ptolemy
      	setenv PTARCH `/your/ptolemy/bin/ptarch`
      	set path = ($PTOLEMY/bin $PTOLEMY/bin.$PTARCH $path)
      Where /your/ptolemy is the location of the Ptolemy tree.

      You need to have $PTOLEMY/bin so you can find genStarTable which is used to create files like sdf/stars/sdfstars.c

      If you will be building the GNU tools under Solaris, you need to have /usr/bin in your path before /usr/ucb, see $PTOLEMY/src/gnu/README

      If you are using the Java version of pxgraph, either set JAVAHOME to the location of your JDK, or be sure that javac is in your path. See the Pxgraph Release Notes for more information

    5. If you have the GNU tools installed, then do:
      	cd $PTOLEMY; make everything >& log.out &
      Note that GNU make should be in your path as make.
    6. If you do not have the GNU tools installed, then you should read $PTOLEMY/src/gnu/README and then do:
      	cd $PTOLEMY; make bootstrap >& log.out &
    7. If you are planning on building tar files for shipping, you might want to check out pt0.7.1.builddist.tar.gz which contains a makefile and Gnu tar exclusion files that we use here at UC Berkeley to create distributions. These files are very rough, but might be of use.

    Detailed instructions

    Below is amplification of the quick and dirty instructions above.

    For the complete installation documentation, see Appendix A of the Ptolemy User's Manual.

    The ptolemy0.7.1 release includes the Appendix A in html format at $PTOLEMY/doc/html.

    You can obtain the tar files either from this web page, or by using anonymous ftp to The files are in pub/ptolemy/ptolemy0.7.1.

    Below is a description of the ptolemy0.7.1 source tar files.

    Ptolemy requires the X window system. Ptolemy relies on a subset of the GNU tools, such as GNU make and gcc/g++. The binaries for the GNU tools on some architectures are supplied as a separate compressed tar file. It is possible to build Ptolemy with non-GNU compilers.

    Ptolemy includes the Tycho system. Tycho is a graphical front end that uses Itcl.

    Ptolemy 0.7.1 uses a Java version of pxgraph to plot data. If you don't have Java installed, you can build an X11 version, see the Pxgraph Release Notes for more information

  • The 0.7.1 src file is about 15.6 Mb gzipped.
  • The 0.7.1 other.src file is about 7.5 Mb gzipped. The other.src file includes octtools, Itcl2.2 and xv sources. Itcl2.2 includes Tcl7.6/Tk4.2. ptolemy0.7.1 requires Itcl2.2 for Tycho, which is used to view files, manage dialog boxes and other tasks.
  • The 0.7.1 oct.src file is about 2.1 Mb gzipped. The oct.src file includes only the octtools sources. This file has not been tested extensively. If you already have Itcl2.2 and xv, then you can download oct.src instead of other.src
  • The 0.7.1 gnu sources is about 9.4 Mb gzipped.
    The 0.7.1 gnu tar file includes egcs-1.0.2. If you can build the egcs compiler with shared libraries, then incremental linking may work better for you. sol2.5 and hppa are the two architectures that have been built with shared libraries in house.
    If you download the 0.7.1 gnu sources, then you can install the GNU tools by typing:
    cd $PTOLEMY
    make install_gnu
  • The 0.7.1 gnu.hppa.src sources is about 14.5 Mb gzipped. gnu.hppa.src differs from gnu in that gnu.hppa.src contains GNU binutils so that we build gas for use on the hppa.
  • Disk Space

    Under Solaris2.5.1, untarring the src, sol2.5 and gnu.sol2.5 tar files took up about 139 Mb of space. Of that 139 Mb, 24.4 Mb were consumed by the GNU binaries, and 23.4 Mb were taken up by itcl2.0 and tcltk.

    In a test build of the 0.7.1 release on a Solaris2.5.1 machine building from src, other.src and gnu, the total amount of disk space used was 392 Mb. If you build in stages and delete obj.$PTARCH/gnu (81.6 Mb), obj.$PTARCH/tcltk (25.6 Mb) and obj.$PTARCH/octtools (11.3 Mb) as you go, then you should be able to get by with less space (approx 273 Mb). If need be, you can remove src/gnu (56 Mb), src/tcltk (11 Mb) and src/octtools (9.5 Mb) after you have installed each of them. To free up space, you may want to remove the following:

  • $PTOLEMY/src/domains/sdf/demo/ppimage (~1020 Kb). This file is used by some of the image processing demos.
  • Mac OS X

    Ptolemy 0.7.1 can be built with Mac OS X, see the instructions by David S. Evans at