Downloading and Installing
Pathena is written in Python
and uses the Tkinter library, which provides
access to the Tcl/Tk graphical user interface (GUI) services.
These components are available for nearly all platforms.
Linux and Unix
Python and PostgreSQL are available for Linux distributions
as well as Solaris and BSD-family operating systems.
Pathena's installation script checks for necessary software so you
download the tar file (120 KB) and try it. From the README file:
Go to your home directory and unpack the tar file:
tar -xvzf tar-path/pathena-0.3.4.tgz
This will create the subdirectory '.pathena' under your home
directory. All source code, database files and user configuration
data will be kept here. No special privilege is needed to run
Pathena; all software runs with user access permissions only.
Run the installation script:
This script will check for suitable versions of required software.
If all packages are available, the initial database will be
created using default parameter values. A database server
process will be started and left running, then the GUI client for
submitting queries will be started. If all is successful, Pathena
will be ready for immediate use.
If anything is missing, you can read the INSTALL file for more
information about building the necessary components.
Pathena doesn't run on Windows, although a Windows version might
be created in the future. In theory, Pathena should work under
Mac OS X, but no attempt has been made to test this hypothesis.