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OverSim Installation Instructions

These instructions show you how to install OverSim on Linux and Windows.
Instructions for Mac OS X are on a separate page.

  1. Requirements for OMNeT++ and OverSim:
    • For Linux:
    • For Windows: Everything you need is already included in the OMNeT++ 4.2.2 package.
  1. Download OMNeT++ 4.2.2 (Linux or Windows version) from after reading the License

3a. (Linux only): Create a new directory (in the following we assume you want to install OMNeT++ and OverSim to ~/sim/) and extract OMNeT++:

  mkdir ~/sim
  cd ~/sim
  tar xzvf ~/Downloads/omnetpp-4.2.2-src.tgz

3b. (Windows only): Extract the OMNeT++ archive to a new directory (e.g. C:\sim\omnetpp-4.2.2) and double click on mingwenv.cmd

  1. (Linux only): Add the following lines to your .bashrc or .profile:
      export PATH=~/sim/omnetpp-4.2.2/bin:$PATH
  1. Compile OMNeT++ (no need to change the directoy on Windows):
      cd ~/sim/omnetpp-4.2.2
  1. Download the INET framework inet-20111118-src.tgz and extract in next to your OMNeT++ installation:
      cd ~/sim
      tar xzvf ~/Downloads/inet-20111118-src.tgz
  1. Compile the INET framework:
      cd ~/sim/inet
      make makefiles
  1. Download the latest OverSim snapshot OverSim-20121206.tgz and extract in next to your OMNeT++ installation:
      cd ~/sim
      tar xzvf ~/Downloads/OverSim-20121206.tgz
  1. Compile OverSim (for ReaSE support read the following instructions):
      cd ~/sim/OverSim
      make makefiles

Congratulations - now you should have a working OverSim installation! For instructions how to use OverSim look at OverSimUsage.

How to use Eclipse to compile OverSim

You can also use the included Eclipse IDE to compile OverSim:

  • Start Eclipse with omnetpp
  • Create a new workspace by choosing a new workspace directory on Eclipse startup
  • File->Import->General->Existing Projects into Workspace->Next->select the inet directory->Finish
  • Repeat the same steps for the OverSim project
  • The build process should start automatically - if not, hit Ctrl->B

How to build OverSim for a simulation machine or embedded device without X11

  • You don't have to install Tcl/Tk, if you only need Cmdenv. Add the following option to omnetpp-4.2.2/configure.user:
  • Use "make MODE=release" to compile INET and OverSim for optimized binaries without debug information.
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