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Hanlet, Pierrick, 10 March 2015 17:28

Tracker Install Documentation

Hopefully this page will serve as a tree, which details can be hung off.. I will try to keep this filled in with documentations..

Computing (DAQ, Configuration, Calibration)

Controls: miceiocpctk

  • This computer runs the trackerioc, and has a fraction of "james legacy code". The configuration code is located in the mice epics repositories. At present there is only the epicsDev version present:
  • The central "deposit" for tracker information, code fragments, analysis scripts, configurations, etc.. is:
    This information is backed up to the MLCR backup system (see: [[online:MICENETBackups]]) and is shared with other tracker applications via nfs. If re-making the machine, restore this folder, and export, by adding the following to /etc/exports:
    /export *
    Also, set:
     mount --bind /export/tracker /home/epics/tracker 
    Add the equivalent line to fstab.

Then enabled with:

/etc/init.d/nfs start
chkconfig nfs on 


Legacy code (soon to be deprecated). These programs can be found in:


To configure stuff:

  1. Launch the "AFEIItServerInterfaceUI", Load configuration file, Hit Initialise, then Play button.
  2. Launch the "AFEIItConfigurationUI", Load configuration file, Hit Initialise, then Configure All (this takes 10mins - things look like they crashed, they did not, have faith).

DAQ: miceacq16, miceacq17

  • The tracker "deposit" should be mounted in /home/daq/tracker


The code for calibration should live in the "deposit", in mice-tracker-calibrations.


For the tracker calibration code, you need the following:
  • MySQL database.
  • MySQL interface from python:
    • cd /home/daq/Software/ExtApps
      cd MySQL-python-1.2.5
      python build
      python install (AS ROOT).

Updated by Hanlet, Pierrick over 9 years ago · 7 revisions