Install and run VTK on Linux
- This install preocedure was tested on a system using SuSE Linux 10.0.
- Download required files:
- Install CMake
- CMake.org install instructions
- Uncompress to desired install directory
- In terminal window:
cmake . make make install
- Install VTK
Uncompress the downloaded file to a directory of your choice (such as home/username/vtk)
To use vtk classes, a vtk application requires a makelist created using CMake. To create the CMakeLists.txt file see the CMake website. With the CMakeLists.txt file in the same directory as your applications source code, run CMake:
In a terminal window, change directory to your source code directory. Type
ccmake . to run CMake Setup:
Check the cmake settings such as output and vtk directories and an executable output directory. Press “c” to configure, then “g” to generate cmakefiles. Press “q” to exit CMake Setup.
With the example code compiled, change directory to that of the output (in this example it is /home/username/programs/output as shown in the CMake Setup).
To run the compiled code, type
./TestBoxWidget and press Enter.
The test application is launched: