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SWIG (the Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator) is used by some packages to easily generate bindings to programming languages (e.g., Python).
These instructions are for installing SWIG version 3.0.5 from source.
[server]$ mkdir ~/soft [server]$ cd ~/soft
Download and extract the package
[server]$ wget https://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/swig/swig-3.0.5.tar.gz [server]$ tar xvzf swig-3.0.5.tar.gz [server]$ cd swig-3.0.5
Assuming you've followed the virtualenv directions, configure using:
[server]$ ./configure --prefix=$HOME --with-perl5=/usr/local/bin/perl --with-python=$HOME/opt/python-2.7.7/bin/python --with-ruby=/usr/bin/ruby
Compile and verify
[server]$ make [server]$ make check
You might get some errors about ocaml. These don't matter (unless you intend to use this version of SWIG to generate ocaml bindings too.
[server]$ make install