Installation on Linux OS and Mac OS
Platform and Hardware Requirements
- Centos 7 (64-bit) Bash Shell
- Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 (64-bit) Bash Shell
- 4 GB RAM
Meco™ officially supports operating systems stated above. However, it should work on earlier and newest versions of the OS as well. I would like to encourage you to download and give it a try.
Meco™ operates on Bash Shell, therefore you need to install and use Meco™ on Bash Shell. If you are not sure whether you currently use Bash Shell please visit the following links for support.
- Linux OS Setting Bash as Default Shell
- Mac OS Setting Bash as Default Shell - Official
- Mac OS Setting Bash as Default Shell - Article
Meco™ doesn't provide a Python interpreter. Thus you can use any version of Python. Please note, a version of Python must be installed on your system for Meco™ to work. I would like to encourage you to use Python 3.X as Meco™ supports it.
If you are a Linux OS or Mac OS user you probably already have a version of Python already installed on your system.
pip3 command to install required 3rd party packages (such as PySide). Please make sure that
pip3 exist for the Python version you use.
Please make sure that
git command is available in executable path as it will be called by the setup to clone
the packages from a remote git repository.
Name of Meco™ setup root folder is meco, therefore installation path must not contain word(s) of meco other than the root folder.
If you are planning to install Meco™ on the network, I would like to encourage you to install it on the machine where the drive you are planning to use for installation is a local drive. Installing Meco™ on the network may take longer than usual otherwise.
You can add users to Meco™ on the network after the setup is complete.
mMecoSetup package. Copy
setup.py Python file into
a directory where you want to install Meco™. For instance, if you want to install Meco™ as
the file into
Open a new terminal tab and navigate into the directory where the setup file is. Type the following command to start the setup and follow instructions to complete it.
# cd /mnt/software python setup.py
Please Note: In some cases a temp directory and
setup.py file may not be deleted due to permission issues. In such
case please delete the following items manually.
/<INSTALLATION_PATH>/setup.py # file /<INSTALLATION_PATH>/meco/repos # directory
Once the setup is complete you can start using Meco™ with the provided step-by-step tutorial.