[Tinyos-help] Installation help

Ari Chinna arichinna at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 00:43:37 PST 2008

I have installed tinyos-2.x , graphviz v-2.16 following the procedure as
below... Kindly whether the following procedure is correct and how can i
check whether my installion is successful?

Please help after reading this

*Step 1*: Install Java SDK from Sun website. It should be jdk 1.5/1.6.
Please check if you already have java installed using "*java –version*"

*Step 2*: Install Cygwin using following instructions

   1. Go to here<http://cone.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/teaching/labcourse/Adhocnetworks-w07/wsn/cygwin-files.zip>to
   *cygwin-files.zip* and unzip it under some local folder say *c:/cygwin
   2. Go to c:/cygwin-files and start the setup. Use following
      1. When it ask for "*Choose A download source*", then use "*Install
      from Local Directory*" option
      2. When it ask for "*Select Root Install Director*" then use
      following options.

Root Directory: *c:\cygwin*

Install for: *All Users*

Default Text file type: *Unix/Binary*

    1. When it ask for "*Select local Package directory *" then select "*
      c:/cygwin-files*" (Note: this location depends on where you have
      unzip cygwin-files.zip, in step-1 above we have used c:/cygwin-files)

      2. Complete the rest of installation process

*Step 3*:  Installing TinyOS and nesC

   1. Download RPMs (Mica2 use AVR microcontroller hence we need AVR
   related RPMs) from

      1. Unzip them under folder c:/cygwin/home/<administration or
   2. Start cygwin and go to (change directory to)
   or whatever>/rpm/
   3. Now run following commands in the order. Make sure that you have no
   errors (ignore the warnings).

    1. "rpm -ivh --force –-ignoreos
      2. "rpm –ivh --force –-ignoreos avr-gcc-3.4.3-1.cygwin.i386.rpm"

      3. "rpm -ivh --force –-ignoreos avr-libc-1.2.3-1.cygwin.i386.rpm"

      4. "rpm - ivh --force –-ignoreos avarice-2.4-1.cygwin.i386.rpm"
      5. "rpm -ivh --force –-ignoreos
      6. "rpm -Uvh --force –-ignoreos nesc-1.2.8a-1.cygwin.i386.rpm"
         (Note: rpm -ivh will not install it correctly, hence use -Uvh...)
      7. "rpm -ivh --force –-ignoreos
      8. "rpm –ivh --force –-ignoreos tinyos-2.0.2-2.cygwin.noarch.rpm"

*Step 4*: Setting environment variables.

1.      While running cygwin change directory to /etc/profile.d/

2.      Create a new file named "tinyos.sh". You can use "nano" editor, it
is similar as "pico" editor.

3.      Add following lines in tinyos.sh file.



MAKERULES=$TOSROOT/support /make/Makerules

export TOSROOT

export TOSDIR


4.      Use command "*chmod** a+x tinyos.sh"*

5.      Use command "*dos2unix tinyos.sh*". It is just to make sure that
file is in right format.

6.      Restart the cygwin

7.      In the windows CLASSPATH environment variable  put "*
C:\cygwin\opt\tinyos-2.x\support\sdk\java\tinyos.jar;.;"*   (do not forget
to put the dot in the CLASSPATH as mentioned here)

*Step 5*: Installing Graphviz (same as in offical installation instructions)

Go to download page <http://www.graphviz.org/Download..php> of the
Graphvizproject and download the appropriate RPM. You only need the
graphviz RPM (graphviz-); you don't need all of the add-ons, such as -devel,
-doc, -perl, etc. Install the rpm with rpm -i rpm-name. In the case of
Windows, there is a simple install program, so you don't need to deal with
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