The installation procedure on this page can also be found in PDF format at this location. Even if you install this software, you will not have access to the GOES DCS data until you obtain an account with NESDIS. The procedure for getting an account is detailed here.
Prior to installing LRGS, you will need to install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) by Sun Microsystems. This is available as a free download from java.sun.com. The LRGS requires JRE version 1.6 or later. After installation, make sure that the ‘java’ command is in your PATH. Open a terminal window and type the command ‘java -version’. If this does not work, adjust your path variable as appropriate.
The LRGS application is distributed as an executable Java Archive file called ‘lrgsins-6-0.jar’.
On most operating systems, you can execute the file by double-clicking the file icon after
downloading. You can also execute the installer with the command:
java -jar lrgsins-6-0.jar
The welcome screen appears, a shown below:
The next screen allows you to choose a location for the installation. We recommend
on Unix or Linux systems, and
C:/LRGS on Windows systems:
The next screen determines what type of installation this is. There are three possibilities:
- New Installation.
- Upgrade from Legacy C LRGS (version 4 or earlier).
- Upgrade from Java LRGS (version 5.0 or above).
In the next screen, you choose the packages to install:
The next screen installs the new files:
The next screen allows you to create shortcuts. We recommend that for WINDOWS systems, you create shortcuts in the LRGS group. For Linux and Unix systems, uncheck the 'Create Shortcuts' check box to skip this step.
This screen displays the progress of installation finalization and clean-up.
The final screen tells you of important items that you have remaining to do:
The final screen closes the installation wizard.