Install NS2 on Ubuntu 9.10

Yesterday a friend asked me about how to install the famous network simulator NS2 on ubuntu. I did some digging this morning and came up with this.

Wouter Horré’s hosts a PPA on launchpad which contains the latest builds of ns2 from him. You can add this PPA by creating a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ns2.ppa.list and add the following to the file:

deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main

Now before you do an update, you must also fetch and add the PPA GPG Key,

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys B3F3334F

Done? Yes, just do an update and then install ns2 like:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ns nam xgraph

Installed, now to check run ns. This should leave you with a % prompt, if it does, you are in for treat, run exit and start bragging that you installed NS2 on ubuntu :P.

This is a lot easier than any previous methods which involved editing ~/.bashrc and setting up paths, then compiling and building tool. Good thing is as its a repository, ns2 will automatically get updated with rest of softwares if you do sudo apt-get upgrade.

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  2. BernieR says:

    Hi, Ugh, I liked! So clear and positively. BernieR

  3. suneel says:

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  4. cmd says:

    Looks alot easier now, 4.5 years have passed when i last touched Ns-2 … things weren’t that simple back then

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