The Current Version is PIT 2024A 1.0
This page contains instructions for downloading and installing the General Phase I Tool (PIT) used by Arizona, University of Minnesota, University of Virginia, Notre Dame, MPIA, AIP, and OSU. You can install the software on individual machines or for an entire network of workstations.
Versions are available for the following operating systems:
- Windows (7 / 8 / 10 / 11)
- 64 bit Linux (most distributions, including RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, and Ubuntu)
- Mac OS X (Intel Macs only with 10.7.3 (Lion) or newer)
If you experience any problems installing or running the PIT, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the installation instructions below for your preferred operating system:
The Phase I Tool has been tested on Windows 7, Windows 10, and Windows 11. In semester 2024A the PIT is distributed with the required version of Java 1.8.
- Download the current Windows distribution of the Phase I Tool and unpack the zip file.
- Right or shift+click the file named pit_2024A.1.0.0_windows.exe
- The Windows distribution is provided as a Windows executable installer.
- Use Windows Explorer to display the directory in which you downloaded the installer. You must have at least 180 megabytes of disk space available to install the Phase I Tool on Windows.
- Double-click the installer executable and follow the installer instructions. When the installation is completed, you will see a congratulatory message. Press the “Close” button to exit.
- The installation places a “LBTO\LBTO PIT” folder in your start menu and also on the user’s desktop. Selecting “LBTO PIT 2024A1.0” launches the Phase I Tool.
Using the LBTO Phase I Tool on Linux The Phase I Tool can be used on most recent Linux distributions, including RedHat Enterprise, CentOS, Fedora, and Ubuntu. (Note that you cannot use the window manager).
- Download the current Linux distribution of the Phase I Tool, file named pit_2024A.1.0.0_linux64.tar.gz (64-bit).
- Use gunzip and tar to unpack the distribution in a directory where you have at least 200 megabytes of disk space.
gunzip -c filename | tar -xvf –
- The distribution unpacks into a single directory named “pit_2024A.1.0_linux64”.
- Run the PIT. You can use the complete path to the startup script, as shown below (where the $ represents your shell prompt), or you can include that directory in your PATH.
Important Update (April 1, 2019 @ 22 MST): Some Mac users have reported issues with the Mac OS dmg. When double clicking on the .dmg file it may mount quietly with no pop-up finder window. Please check your desktop or download folder for the mounted drive or perform a search.
In semester 2024A the PIT is distributed with the required version of Java 1.8 (Java 8). The system requirements of Java 8 allow it to run on Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later.
- Download the current OS X distribution of the Phase I Tool, file named pit_2024A.1.0.0_macos.dmg.
- The Macintosh OS X distribution is provided as a disk image file.
- Use the Finder to display the directory in which you downloaded the disk image. You must have at least 200 megabytes of disk space available to install the Phase I Tool on Mac OS X.
- Double-click on the disk image (dmg) file to open and mount it. Then drag the “PIT 2024A.1.0” application icon to the location where you want to install it (normally the Applications folder). Then unmount the disk image from the Finder.
- Double-click on the application icon to run the Phase I Tool.