NS-2.35 (ns2) installation in various Linux distros

There are so many flavors of linux and so many distros. Installing a particular software in each one of these linux needs knowledge on the package management and other basic settings related to the software source.
NS2 also has similar issues when it is installed on different platforms or distributions.
This post will let you know how to install ns-2.35 in various distributions.

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  • Use always the Long Term Support (LTS) operating systems, if you are using Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Ex. Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04. These LTS has a support of upto 5 years. Ubuntu 12.04 has support of upto 2017 and 14.04 has the support of upto 2019.
  • If you are a beginner, better to use Ubuntu or Linux Mint , which is a user friendly Linux OS.
  • Linux Mint is doing well these days, so everyone can prefer Linux Mint as the OS, as it comes with all the audio, video codecs, support for all development and it uses the synaptic package manager of Ubuntu, so whatever support you get in Ubuntu, you can get it in Linux Mint also. 
  • If you have worked with Red Hat Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, then you may try Fedora as one option.

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Linux Mint NS2 

To install in Ubuntu 11.04 and later (Also Linux Mint 14, 15, 16, 17 any of the versions.), you can refer the following link

ubuntu ns2
Ubuntu ns2

To install in Fedora 18, follow this link

To install in Fedora 19,

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Fedora ns2

To install in Fedora 20,

For any other queries related to ns2, you can refer the http://www.nsnam.com

Pradeep Kumar TS


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