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How To: run ArcInfo and ERDAS Imagine on the same UNIX system

Summary

ERDAS Imagine and ArcInfo use the same variable name IMAGINE_HOME for different libraries. This can cause problems when using both on the same system.

Procedure

  1. Find the IMAGINE_HOME path for ArcInfo and Imagine. For example, ArcInfo 8.x and Imagine 8.3.1 on a Sun might have the following paths for IMAGINE_HOME.

    ArcInfo: $ARCHOME/raster

    Imagine: /usr/imagine/830
  2. Write a script that will set the correct path for ArcInfo and then start ArcInfo. Call this script 'go_arc':

    Code:
    # go_arc
    setenv IMAGINE_HOME $ARCHOME/raster
    arc

  3. Write a second script that sets the correct path for Imagine and then starts Imagine. Call this script 'go_img':

    Code:
    # go_img
    setenv IMAGINE_HOME /usr/imagine/830
    imagine

  4. To run ArcInfo, open a terminal window and run 'go_arc'. To run Imagine at the same time, open a second terminal window and run 'go_img'.