[ADMB Users] macos weird install

John Sibert sibert at hawaii.edu
Thu Jun 30 10:46:01 PDT 2011

Nice discussion, Mollie. You might want to export ADMB_HOME though

It is possible to have multiple copies of ADMB installed on a single 
computer. It is not really necessary to install in /urs/local. It can be 
installed anywhere, eg ~/myadmb. All you need to do is to set ADMB_HOME 
to point to the directory where it is installed.


On 06/30/2011 06:42 AM, Mollie Brooks wrote:
> This isn't a problem; it's more of a surprise issue that I wanted to 
> be sure was documented for the next person...
> I unknowingly had an old version of admb in /usr/local/bin that my 
> computer was using. I could have found this out by typing in the terminal
> which admb
> This says where the computer goes to get admb.
> I noticed it the hard way when an old bug wasn't going away when I 
> installed the new version. I deleted all existing versions, installed 
> from scratch and then my computer didn't recognize the command admb 
> because it was looking in the wrong place.
> I had ADMB_HOME=/usr/local/admb and path defined in .bashrc, but the 
> default terminal shell window on macs doesn't read .bashrc 
> automatically. I had to add the info to a file .bash_profile which 
> does get automatically read.
> So if, after correctly installing, your computer doesn't recognize the 
> command admb, you may need to do the following in the terminal
> cd
> nano .bash_profile
> ADMB_HOME=/usr/local/admb
> export PATH=$ADMB_HOME/bin:$PATH
> hit Control+X then yes to save
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John Sibert
Emeritus Researcher, SOEST
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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