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Install Rocrail under Linux

ContentGetting Started

Just a few mouse clicks…

Ubuntu Example

The screen shots were made under Ubuntu 18.10, 64bit, and minimal installation.

Open a WEB Browser

Open FireFox and goto
Select on the side bar Download macOS & Linux:

Select the installer

See the list of compatible distributions.
Select the installer for Ubuntu:

Open the installer

Click on the installer and let it be opened by the default application:

Install Rocrail

Click on install. Be sure you are administrator, sudoer. (You will be automatically administrator if you installed Ubuntu your self on your Personal Computer.)

Start Rocview

Type in "roc" to find the Rocview application, and select it:

Open the Demo Workspace

Select from the Rocview Menu: File → Demo Workspace:

Ready to run

Testing Rocrail virtually is now possible:

Next steps

If your Command Station needs an USB and/or Serial connection, check this.


Meta directory names

  • {app} = Common application directory: "/opt".
  • {home} = User data directory: "$HOME".

Directory Components Uninstall
{app}/rocrail Binaries; rocrail, rocview, *.so yes
{app}/rocrail Scripts; *.sh yes
{app}/rocrail/icons Toolbar icons; *.png yes
{app}/rocrail/svg SVG Themes yes
{app}/rocrail/web RocWeb files yes
{home}/rocrail Layout files; *.xml no
{home}/rocrail Ini files; *.ini no
{home}/rocrail/images Image files; *.png, *.xpm, *.gif no, some example files will remain
{home}/rocrail/stylesheets Stylesheets for documentation no
{home}/rocrail/decspecs RocPro decoder definitions no

Short Cuts

Short cuts are copied in /usr/share/applications and will mostly show up in the Games menu, depending of the used Window Manager.
These short cuts will call the shell scripts found in the {app}/rocrail.

linux-en.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/23 11:13 by rjversluis