SIPB maintains software in a number of Athena lockers. At some point we may even list all the lockers and all the software. For now, here is an incomplete list of some of the lockers:
There is no really easy way to see what is in a locker. However, most
programs have man pages, which you can read easily if you know the
name of the program. To get a list of all the programs in a locker
that are built for the platform you are logged in on, try the
following at the Athena prompt. The first line is just to make
athena% add sipb athena% add lockername athena% ls /mit/lockername/bin | less
This will give you a list of all the programs in that locker built for the sort of computer you are using. To see the manpage for a program, enter the following:
athena% man programname
There is a tool in the outland locker called whichlocker which will search all of the Athena lockers we know about and find a particular program by name. It works like this:
athena% add outland athena% whichlocker gimp Locker software on Athena is maintained by many different people. Don't run these programs unless you know the maintainer can be trusted: "gimp" is installed in "graphics" for linux, sgi, and sun4. "gimp" is installed in "gimp-1.2" for linux, sgi, and sun4.
As the disclaimer says, it's important to remember that many different people maintain locker software on Athena, and not all of them can be trusted to do a good job. Usually its a good idea to know who runs the lockers you use.