Installing on Linux and Solaris

Installation Instructions

Uncompress and extract the contents of the installation file. For example:

% tar -xvzf Understand-4.0.800-Linux-64bit.tgz

This will extract Understand. The executable is located in the bin directory.

% cd scitools/bin/linux64
% ./understand

Add to PATH
The PATH variable should be updated for each user, either in a
system-specific location or individually by each user. Add the appropriate bin directory to the path e.g.:

% export PATH=$PATH:/home/myname/scitools/bin/linux64

Add STIHOME variable for C API use
If you’re planning on using the C API, add the STIHOME variable to your environment as well. It should point to the
directory where Understand is installed. e.g:

% export STIHOME=/home/myname/scitools

Desktop Shortcut
The easiest way to create a desktop shortcut to Understand is via a .desktop file saved to ~/.local/share/applications. For example:


[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Analyze it, measure it, visualize it, maintain it - Understand it
GenericName=Static analysis tool