This installation works on the following machine:
SunOS dingo 5.9 Generic_118558-38 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-880 (OSTYPE=Solaris)and should work on anything that is binary compatible with that. (No, I have no clue what that means.) For other systems, look at installing on other operating systems. The machine must also have tcsh, as /usr/bin/tcsh, LaTeX, ghostscript, and Perl. If you want to use XeLaTeX, you also need that, pdftops, and pdftk.
Note: The installation here assumes that you install from a text terminal, not a GUI. That is what I did. From a GUI, I think you should be able to follow the procedures from, say, the Ubuntu installation.
cd cd l2h ./install
See the "how_to_get_started" web page in the l2h help-files folder on how to get started. In particular, from a terminal, do
tcsh cd source l2h/init.bat cp -pr l2h/example document1 cd document1 call l2h_menu.desktop
L2h requires that the terminal window is at least 24 lines of 80 characters. That should be the default. Unfortunately, it is not always. If not, try playing with the settings in the terminal menu. After changing the size to 80x24, you will need to press the "-" key to get things to refresh. It is recommended that you enable the terminal bell if possible.
For installation problems, look in trouble_shooting.
Whenever you move l2h elsewhere, (which you should avoid doing if possible), you must rerun install_l2h. Before doing so, exit all other l2h windows. Afterwards you will also need to update all document folders outside l2h that you are still working on. To update a document folder, replace the "l2h_menu" file in it by a copy of the updated one in the "example" folder of l2h.