This version of Linux has x64/AMD64 Support Only. Contact Galil if another version is required for an application.
See the installation page for supported versions.
On Red Hat, gclib and gcaps are distributed in RPM repositories. The following steps can be performed to install.
Point a browser at http://www.galil.com/sw/pub/rhel/7/galilrpm-4-1.noarch.rpm and install the rpm. This installs Galil's RPM repositories and can be done from the terminal with the following.
$ wget http://www.galil.com/sw/pub/rhel/7/galilrpm-4-1.noarch.rpm # rpm -Uvh galilrpm-4-1.noarch.rpm
# yum install gclib
Approve "Installed size" and "Importing GPG key", if prompted.
Following Linux's daemon naming conventions, gcaps is called gcapsd on Red Hat. See the gcaps documentation for more information.
# yum install gcapsd
Verify that the systemd unit is running.
$ systemctl is-active gcapsd active
If the packages need to be removed from the system, the following commands may be used.
# yum remove gclib
# yum remove gcaps
If access to the serial ports or USB (e.g. DMC-4103) is desired through gclib, the following will provide steps to join the correct access group. If using USB, be sure the controller is powered and the usb is plugged in before beginning.
$ ls -l /dev/ttyUSB* /dev/ttyS* crw-rw----. 1 root dialout 4, 64 Mar 3 16:39 /dev/ttyS0 crw-rw----. 1 root dialout 4, 65 Mar 3 16:39 /dev/ttyS1 crw-rw----. 1 root dialout 4, 66 Mar 3 16:39 /dev/ttyS2 crw-rw----. 1 root dialout 4, 67 Mar 3 16:39 /dev/ttyS3 crw-rw----. 1 root dialout 188, 0 Mar 6 11:08 /dev/ttyUSB0
In the above listing, dialout is the group that needs to be joined. uucp is another common group that may be listed.
$ sudo gpasswd -a username dialout [sudo] password for username: Adding user username to group dialout
Log out and back in for change to take effect.
$ groups username wheel dialout
gclib can now connect to serial and usb devices from user username.
If using a Galil PCI controller, the PCI driver must be installed.
# yum update kernel
# yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r) # yum install kernel-headers-$(uname -r) # yum install gcc
$ tar -xf /usr/share/doc/gclib/src/gclib_pci.tar.gz $ make
# cp galilpci.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r) # depmod # modprobe galilpci
# groupadd -f -K GID_MIN=100 -K GID_MAX=499 galil # cp 90-galilpci.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/ # udevadm control --reload-rules # udevadm trigger # usermod -a -G galil username #exchange "username" with actual user's name
Logout and back in. The PCI hardware is now available for access.
$ ls -l /dev/galil* crw-rw---- 1 root galil 10, 56 Jun 9 11:07 /dev/galilpci0 $ echo -e "\x12\x16\r" > /dev/galilpci0 $ cat /dev/galilpci0 DMC1846 Rev 1.1a :
The documentation is left as a tarball to minimize disk usage. The latest release version of the user manual is available at the following link.
The following allows viewing of the html docs from the installation.
$ tar -xzf /usr/share/doc/gclib/gclib_doc.tar.gz html $ firefox html/index.html
There may be a pdf shipped in the package. The following allows viewing of the pdf docs from the installation.
$ tar -xzf /usr/share/doc/gclib/gclib_doc.tar.gz gclib_132.pdf $ evince gclib.pdf