Re: Statically linked Linux-version
Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:28 am
I think it's not only the FO-Sourcecode which i have to supply. That would not be a problem, as I could zip it into the download.
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All steps were okay, except the last one. You have to run ~/games/freeorion/freeorion to start the game, as you did not install it in /usr/local/games!opgog wrote:niall@kronos:~/games$ tar xfz /tmp/lastest.tar.gz
bash: /usr/local/games/freeorion/freeorion: No such file or directory
If you can help that would be great. Thanks!
Thats exactly what it means. The ~ is a short symbolig name for $HOME, which is your home-directory (should be /home/niall in your case)opgog wrote: My terminal changes to: niall@kronos:~/games$
Where before it looked like this : niall@kronos:~/$
Does this mean that I'm now in this directory? if so what comes next?
If you want to deinstall the game, you just have to delete the directory, which freeorion was installed into. In your case that would be ~/games/freeorion.opgog wrote:I have another question which is what if you mess up and want to clean your system and remove the game with reinstalling?
I'm using Feisty.
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What "support" do you want / need? Besides the patch about changing the current directory, which doesn't seem specific to or essential for the statically-linked version, you don't seem to have asked for anything, at least in this thread.kroddn wrote:I know that this is annoying, but as soon as the leaders of this project will not agree to support a statically linked version for linux...
Why is "support" now a requirement? Before you just wanted more interest:...i am not willing to make an installer for it...
kroddn wrote:/Edit Kroddn: if more linux-users are planning to use this version, i would create a Loki-Installer, which lets the user "install" the game.
What do you mean by this, and what would you prefer instead?kroddn wrote:I do not want to create the statically linked version manually in the future all the time.
I imagine that can be arranged. Even if it's not on sourceforge, we can at least put a link to it on the wiki downloads page, and occasional announcements in the news. There's been a few more posts about it working, so it's not totally untested as it was when originally posted, but it'd still be good to figure out some specifics about what distros and versions thereof can run it, though. We don't really want to say "here's a statically linked download... it might work for you."I would make an installer if it would be put on the sf download site...
I'm still not clear on what this means. People will post problems on the forums, and anyone can answer them. The "FreeOrion team" doesn't offer guaranteed support contracts, though, and I don't think anyone else will make the statically linked versions if you don't, but why is that a problem?...and officially supportet by the freeorion-team - and not only by me.
Not really the same thing... The windows version does have some dependencies that aren't standard with installs of XP, but there aren't fundamental problems that prevent it from running on standard Win32, which is all it's supposed to be for.And I never said that one can guarantee portability - you never can. But as I can read through the forum, the windows version has similar problems.