The avdbtools source code and binaries for Linux on Intel x86 machines are currently available in both Red Hat Package Manager and compressed tar formats. The latest source code and binaries can always be obtained from the avdbtools web site located at
This software was developed and tested under Red Hat Linux, release 4.2. The software requirements are relatively modest, you should be able to build and use this software under most any UNIX like environment with an ANSI C compiler (such as the Free Software Foundation's gcc compiler), a make utility, and a Bourne compatible shell.
To build nasdconv, follow these steps;
Makefileand change the macros that are related to the specification of your environment, assigning values appropriate to your situation. The only macros you should need to edit are;
CCto specify your C compiler, and
MANDIRto specify the directories where the executable, model coefficients, and man page are to be installed.
"make"to build the executable.
"make install"to install the executable in
BINDIR, and the model coefficients in
"make install-man"to install the man page in
This user's guide and the man page are written in SGML (Standard
Generalized Markup Language) format. SGML documents are translatable
into popular formats such as standard HTML as well as LaTeX (and dvi,
postscript from there). The converted formats are up to date with
respect to the SGML version when the distribution was packaged (by
"make doc"). If you make changes to the master SGML
format documents, you will need the SGMLtools formatting system to
update the other formats, available from