This page details how to use some of the scripts in the SupportScripts repository to perform a command-line install of the software from GitHub. This can be useful when e.g. installing the software on a server local to the SpiNNaker machine such as sands or spinn-test in order to test bigger networks than a local machine might be able to deal with sensibly.
Make sure you have installed the Python requirements, and the C requirements.
It is recommended that the remaining steps are done in a virtual environment.
First, clone the SupportScripts repository:
git clone https://github.com/SpiNNakerManchester/SupportScripts
Next, run the install script:
bash SupportScripts/install.sh 8 -y
Then run the setup script:
Then ensure that the PyNN SpiNNaker link is set up:
python -m spynnaker.pyNN.setup_pynn
Make sure the C environment variables are set correctly, particularly if you are in a new virtual environment and you had an older SpiNNaker software install with different values for the environment variables.
Now you can build the C code by running the automatic make script:
To test this has worked, run e.g. va_benchmark.py in PyNN8Examples/examples.