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Hanlet, Pierrick, 10 March 2015 20:50


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:
    /home/epics/epicsDev/
  • The central "deposit" for tracker information, code fragments, analysis scripts, configurations, etc.. is:
    /home/epics/tracker
    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 *.micenet.rl.ac.uk(fsid=0)
    /export/tracker miceacq16.micenet.rl.ac.uk(rw) miceacq17.micenet.rl.ac.uk(rw)
    
    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 

TrackerIOC:

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

/home/epics/epicsDev/Software/bin/

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).

TrDAQ: miceacq16, miceacq17

  • The tracker "deposit" should be mounted in /home/daq/tracker.
  • Scripts to run TrDAQ can be found in the scripts folder. Try to use these scripts, they put the data somewhere sane, with a sane name!

Calibration

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

Installation:

For the tracker calibration code, you need the following:
  • MySQL database.
  • MySQL interface from python:
    • cd /home/daq/Software/ExtApps
      wget https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/M/MySQL-python/MySQL-python-1.2.5.zip
      unzip MySQL-python-1.2.5.zip
      cd MySQL-python-1.2.5
      python setup.py build
      python setup.py install (AS ROOT).

Updated by Hanlet, Pierrick about 9 years ago · 8 revisions