Edit: It is known that the binary the installer installs does not work on many platforms. So there is no need for further testing at the moment.
I'm uploading the preview of the linux installer right now. At around 1600 UTC you should be able to download it here (38 MB)
. Please test it if it works on your system, as I needed to make a few changes to the entire FO codebase (it does not rely anymore on being started from the directory that contains default/ and stores savegames and config seperately for each user)
Please note that the installer does not really check for all of the required libs. It only checks for gigi and installs it automatically if needed.
Everything else you will need to have already installed, like
- boost 1.32 (not 1.33)
- FMOD (not FMOD-EX)
These checks will be included in the final, but I first need to make sure FO itself is working.
To install, make the .package file executable:
chmod +x freeorion-0.3.x86.package
and then just start it.
This package should work on older, gcc 3.3 distributions as well as gcc 3.4 based distributions.
To uninstall, execute
package remove freeorion
if gigi was not installed on your system, remove it as well
package remove libgigi
If you want to get rid of Autopackage
itself (not really necessary; more and more software is provided in .packages), do
package remove autopackage-gtk autopackage
(It may be necessary to replace -gtk by -qt, just execute "package list" to see the list of installed packages, every package must be removed before the (invisible) autopackage itself can be removed)