Intel fortran compiler 10.0.023 under Ubuntu Gutsy

I had the problem that I need to use the Intel fortran compiler under Ubuntu Gutsy. This was a bit harder to setup than I initially expected, since Ubuntu 7.10 is not supported by Intel. After fiddling around for a while I found a way to make it work and I would like share the solution with anybody else that is interested so you wont need waste as much times as I.

Before the installation
First of all I need the installation files from Intel, so I went to the web page
http://www.intel.com/cd/software/products/asmo-na/eng/282048.htm
and chose the “Free Non-Commercial Download”. After registering I received an email with the a license file ending with .lic. I saved the license to /home/tjansson/ as I will need it later.

Some other packages are need to complete the installation of the compiler:

root@dirac:~#aptitude install alien g++-multilib libstdc++5 build-essential

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Ubuntu Gutsy – compiz with ATI X1950XT

This afternoon I decided that it was time to upgrade from Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty fawn to 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon even though it is still a release candidate.

The upgrade
The upgrade was almost hassle less – I started update-manager the with the development tag, since it the official release is still in two days:

root@bohr:~$ update-manager -d

The only problem I encountered was that the danish mirrors wasn’t up to date, so I need to change the all the lines in file /etc/apt/sources.list starting with dk. from

deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
to 
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted universe multiverse

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