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How To Install Msieve?

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#1 1dunn0


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 10:13 AM

Hello, I am running ubuntu 14.04 and i am wondering how to find, download and install software called msieve. Any help would be appreciated. I have downloaded several tar.gz pluz zip files with no outcome so far.


Thanks :smash:


PS: The version I am looking for is 1.50

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 11:00 AM

I don't know how to do this but I would get the file here if it were me, this is where the official site says to get it from.



And then you will need to learn how to install such a file.



If you need further help it should be along soon.


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 11:54 AM

You could search Ubuntu repositories to see if its there by running....

sudo apt-cache search msieve

...in a terminal window.

If it's not there and you do need to download it from source forge, you will have to extract and compile manually. The second link pcpunk gave you gives you a good idea on what to do. Though you probably will have to install some things to get "make" and "make install" to work properly. I am drawing a blank on what packages you need to install for Ubuntu at the moment to get "make" to work properly, I believe its some C compile type packages, and I am not at home with my Ubuntu machine at the moment. Hopefully someone else can answer that or I'll try and remember to check when I get home tonight for you.

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 09:03 AM

For Arch linux we have it in the AUR (arch users repository)  so maybe it will be in  a PPA ? 


I did find this in a Forum http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=19881  which may be useful

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:01 AM

Install compiler etc.:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential 


I think you only need the zlib-dev and libgmp-dev Packages:

sudo apt-get install zlib-dev libgmp-dev



Unpack the tar.gz file from http://sourceforge.net/projects/msieve/

in this directory you compile with "make all"


Then you should get the msieve Binary which you can execute with ./msieve



Please write if you get any compile error.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:17 AM



Try this tutorial by BC member hollowface


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