You can learn more about this excellent program, written by Elwood Downey of the Clear Sky Institute, by exploring the XEphem Home Page.
The regular installation of XEphem is somewhat complicated in the light of modern packaging tools like RPM. To this end, I have built RPM packages of XEphem that should serve useful. Just plug the XEphem runtime package in and play! Those who use Linux on other architectures can use the source RPM (SRPM) to build their own package (but please forward it to me so I can post it for others!).
|XEphem RPMs for Linux on x86|
|RPM name||File size||RPM Description|
|xephem-3.7.3-2.i386.rpm||12 Mbytes||XEphem 3.7.3 for Redhat 9/Fedora Core 1-4 (glibc 2.3)|
|XEphem Source RPM|
|RPM name||File size||RPM Description||Package requirements|
|xephem-3.7.3-2.src.rpm||19 Mbytes||Source RPM; for other Linux distributions and alternate architectures||X-Windows, C, and OpenMotif development packages|
|xephem-3.6.4-2.src.rpm||9.0 Mbytes||Source RPM for previous version||X-Windows, C, and OpenMotif development packages|
Last modified: Aug 9, 2008