Question #4571

Can't install ISIS to Ubuntu 16.04.1

Added by Sergey Sergey over 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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Dear ISIS team,
I have Ubuntu 16.04.1 and I tried to instilled the last version of ISIS.
I followed the manual (at
Create download folder:
$ mkdir isis3
$ cd isis3

Download ISIS and Mission dates:
rsync -azv --delete --partial .
rsync -azv --delete --partial data/

Trued to install (I have bash Shell) (made this commands when I'm located in /home/serg/isis3 folder):

. $ISISROOT/scripts/

And then nothing happened. Tried C shell commands too and change location of ISIS folder, but it's still doesn't work.
Thank you for your advice!


#1 Updated by Tammy Becker over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Acknowledged

#2 Updated by Stuart Sides over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Acknowledged to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Stuart Sides


The execution of the script: . $ISISROOT/scripts/
sets up additional environment variables and modifies your path so Bash can find the ISIS programs. That script follows a traditional Unix, no output indicates success, model. ISIS is a collection of over 300 individual programs. Once the script has been run try executing one of the ISIS programs (e.g., qview, lowpass, ratio, ...).

You indicated your install was Ubuntu 16. Please be aware there may be missing or incompatible libraries between your Ubuntu 16 and the Ubuntu 12 ISIS was built against.

In your description above, you showed a download for ISIS and the Apollo16 data. You will need the "base" area also. See the installation section titled "Partial Download of ISIS 3 Base Data (Required)"

Please add a note to this ticket with any additional information, and when your issue has been resolved, please close the ticket.

#3 Updated by Stuart Sides over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback

#4 Updated by Stuart Sides about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Rejected

No responce, issue rejected

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