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General Configuration and Installation Instructions for COIN projects

These webpages are intended to give users as well as developers of COIN projects information on how to use and modify the COIN code.

Information for users

The very short version of the download and installation instructions for UNIX-like system (including Linux and Cygwin) is this:

  1. Get the code via subversion using the following command (where Pkg needs to be replaced by the name of the COIN package you want to install, e.g., Cbc)
    svn co https://www.coin-or.org/svn/Pkg/trunk  Pkg
    
  2. Go into the downloaded directory and run the configuration script
    cd Pkg; ./configure
    
    Make sure the last line of output says that the configuration was successful.
  3. Compile the code
    make
    
  4. Test the compiled code
    make test
    
  5. Install the generated libraries, executables, and header files
    make install
    

This will create subdirectories bin, lib, and include in the download directory with the product of the compilation.

That might work in most cases, but it is probably a good idea to read the information on the home page for the desired COIN package, and to learn more using the links below.

Information for project managers

The information behind the links below is mostly intended for people working on COIN projects, i.e., project managers as well as contributors.