Here is a sketch outline of how to get started with SYMPHONY in Unix. This is basically the same information contained in the README file that comes with the distribution and will lead you through the steps required to compile the sample application, a VRP and TSP solver. Because SYMPHONY is intended to run over nonhomogeneous networks of workstations, installation is not fully automated, but requires the user to make minor edits to the Makefile. With this setup, compilation for multiple architectures and configurations can be performed in a single directory without reconfiguring or "cleaning". This is convenient on nonhomogeneous networks, but it means that you might need to edit the Makefile to get SYMPHONY to compile. For the casual user, this editing is limited to providing some path names.
For more information about how to use the SYMPHONY VRP/TSP solver after compilation, see the file SYMPHONY-3.0.1/Vrp/README.