Radar is a well behaved Perl application, and installation is
usually easy. It is packaged as a conventional perl
distribution, which may be installed on Unix or Windows An RPM
package suitable for most Linux versions is also available.
Wait for a user name and password to be sent to you by email.
Ensure you have installed Radiator version 3.0 or later.
Fetch Radar (user name and
password required) and install it in a work
directory. Get the .rpm file for Linux RPM
installations, and the .zip or .tgz file for all other
Connect your computer to the Internet so you can download
any required Perl modules from ActiveState using PPM or
from CPAN for Strawberry Perl.
To install Perl Tk for ActivePerl, type the command: ppm install Tk
To install Perl Tk for Strawberry Perl, type the command: cpan Tk
Unpack your Radar ZIP distribution to a suitable location, such as c:radar
Start a command window, change directories to the distribution
Type perl Makefile.PL. This will check that your distribution
Run the regression tests with perl test.pl.
You should see some lines like "ok xx", and none saying "not ok xx".
Type perl Makefile.PL install. This will install Radar
and its support files.
Run radar with radar
Now that Radar is installed and you know that it is working
properly, you need to ensure your Radiator system is
configured to allow Radar to connect to your Radiator
servers. See the Radar Reference
Manual for more
Check that you are using the latest version of Radar. See
use the username and password we have issued to you. Upgrade if you need to.
Check whether there are any patches that address your problem. See the
directory for your revision. Apply any patches that you think
you might need.
If you still have the problem post to the mailing list by mailing to
will need to subscribe before first posting to that list) Be sure
to include at least the following information:
A detailed description of the problem.
Your Radiator configuration file (remove any secrets
and passwords first).
An extract from your Radiator log file (with Trace
level of 4) illustrating the problem, or at least what
is happening at the time of the problem.
Details of the computer type, operating system etc.
This information helps people to understand your problem
and help find a solution more quickly. If you have a support
contract, you may email us at
Mail to this address will be ignored unless you have a support contract.