Monday, August 6, 2012

Install NS2 ( Network Simulator ) on Ubuntu

Following are the simple steps to install ns2 on Ubuntu 9+ through launchpad ppa.
1> Firstly remove all ns-allinone-2.3x directory (if you put it anywhere to install ns2) and revert back all the path changes you made in ~/.bashrc related to ns2.

2> Now export the Wouter Horré's ppa repository key by typing the following command on terminal and enter:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys B3F3334F

3> Now add the following ppa repository to source list.
deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main
Reload repository information when prompted by "The information about available software is out-of-date"notification or reload it manually by following command on terminal:
sudo apt-get update
4> Now type the following command on terminal to install ns from the launchpad ppa repository:
sudo apt-get install ns nam xgraph
That's all. 

Type ns to check:
you should see % at the command prompt (indicating successful installation)
Type exit if you get stuck with the %

Now Try to run any example tcl file [You can get it here]
To run a tcl file type the following command:
ns example-tcl-file.tcl

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