The system files can be found directly on the CD's included in the Handbook of
Computer Algebra. Alternatively the computer algebra system Felix
can be obtained from the Web-page
http://felix.hgb-leipzig.deor via anonymous ftp at
from the directory /pub/felix .Installation Guide
We provide ports for different platforms:
|WINDOWS, WINDOWS NT, OS/2
Note, the systems uses the DOS-protected-mode-interface (DPMI 0.9) and is supposed to run in a DOS-box. For the installation unzip the file winfelix.zip.
Felix requires an Intel processor. Linux platforms running on different processor families are currently not support.
The system is installed using
cd / tar xvplzf [path/]felix_linux-3.0.tgz rm [path/]felix_linux-3.0.tgzDeinstallation is done by
rm -r /usr/local/felix rm -f /usr/local/bin/felixIf the slackware distribution is installed on your computer then also pkgtool can be used for extracting Felix .
Currently, Felix is supported only on Intel platforms. Install the system using the instruction
gunzip felix-3.0_bin.gz pkg_add -v felix-3.0_bin rm felix-3.0_binThe system can be uninstalled using
pkg_delete -v felix-3.0_binUnder older NetBSD versions we had problems using the package installation. In any case, a manual implementation similar to the Linux paragraph can be applied.
At a Sun workstation under Solaris Felix is installed by
gtar xzf felix_solaris-3.0.tar.gz pkgadd -d . felix rm -r felix rm felix_solaris-3.0.tar.gz ln -s /usr/local/felix/felix /usr/local/bin/felixThe system can be uninstalled using
pkgrm felix rm -f /usr/local/bin/felix
The unix versions are executed by calling the script file "/usr/local/bin/felix" and the Windows-OS/2 version are invoked by the batch file "felix.bat". If necessary, adapt the settings therein to your environment.
The subdirectory "ini" contains configuration files for different memory equipments (4, 8, 16, 32, 64, ... Mb). You can adapt the initial setting to your needs by copying the corresponding file from the "ini"-directory to the file "fx???.ini" on the Felix home directory.
Note, some operations, e.g. compilation, assume the permission to write on the Felix home directory. Therefore in unix systems, it is advisable to introduce a special user "felix".