How-To: Install ndnSIM 2.0 with BRITE on Ubuntu 14.04 (Part 1)

UPDATE June 25th: ndn-cxx MUST be compiled as a shared library now, the tutorial is now reflecting this change by executing ./waf configure --enable-shared --disable-static for ndn-cxx

First of all: follow the tutorial provided here:
Second: If you feel comfortable enough, you can copy and paste the commands from this how-to, which will generate the following directory structure:


Third: This tutorial comes without warranty. Double check every command before you copy/paste it to your commandline.

Commands for Ubuntu 14.04:

# install pre-requesits for ndn-cxx, ns-3, etc...
sudo apt-get install git
sudo apt-get install python-dev python-pygraphviz python-kiwi
sudo apt-get install python-pygoocanvas python-gnome2
sudo apt-get install python-rsvg ipython
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-dev libcrypto++-dev
sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev

# install mercurial for BRITE
sudo apt-get install mercurial

mkdir ndnSIM
cd ndnSIM

# clone git repositories for ndn/ndnSIM
git clone ndn-cxx
git clone ns-3
git clone pybindgen
git clone ns-3/src/ndnSIM

# download and built BRITE
hg clone
ls -la
cd ..

# build ndn-cxx
cd ndn-cxx
./waf configure --enable-shared --disable-static
# install ndn-cxx
sudo ./waf install
cd ..

# build ns-3/ndnSIM with brite
cd ns-3
./waf configure -d optimized --with-brite=/home/$USER/ndnSIM/BRITE
sudo ./waf install

Ideally, this outputs:

Modules built:
antenna aodv applications
bridge brite (no Python) buildings
config-store core csma
csma-layout dsdv dsr
emu energy fd-net-device
flow-monitor internet lr-wpan
lte mesh mobility
mpi ndnSIM netanim (no Python)
network nix-vector-routing olsr
point-to-point point-to-point-layout propagation
sixlowpan spectrum stats
tap-bridge test (no Python) topology-read
uan virtual-net-device visualizer
wave wifi wimax

Modules not built (see ns-3 tutorial for explanation):
click openflow


3 thoughts on “How-To: Install ndnSIM 2.0 with BRITE on Ubuntu 14.04 (Part 1)

  1. Aparanjith Kumar

    Mr.Christian Kreuzberger .i'm tried a lot to insatall ndnsim in ubuntu 14.04 but i coulden't .If it's possible can u help me installing it


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