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Old 03-29-2004, 12:07 AM   #1
Ninja_212
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Are there vegastrike install package for slackware


Guys i'm looking for vegastrike slackware install package .tgz, has anyone seen any.

Thanks
 
Old 03-29-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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I don't believe their is one. Why not compile from source? You'll need openal installed though.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 09:14 PM   #3
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If you haven't already, look at a program called checkinstall. Makes a Slack package and installs it.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 01:01 AM   #4
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thank's for your reply... but can you tell me how to do it..??

Thank's
 
Old 03-30-2004, 08:14 PM   #5
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Download the program and then unpack it. Look for a text file called read me or install and follow the directions. I'd also recommend using checkinstall to install. Makes it easier to remove and upgrade the programs you install.

http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/
 
Old 12-22-2004, 04:04 PM   #6
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the reason we need a package for this is.. the INSTALLER DOESN'T WORK half the time
wtf?.. honestly.. jeezus....


obviously.. I've just tried to install it.. failed and am now ranting about how much of a complete bastard everyone involved in the the vegastrike installer is..

not only that.. but.. it's damn near impossible to compile manually because none of it makes any sense..
why not jst a normal and completely functional configure make make install... bastards...
 
Old 01-01-2005, 03:12 AM   #7
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Rants

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the reason we need a package for this is.. the INSTALLER DOESN'T WORK half the time
wtf?.. honestly.. jeezus....


obviously.. I've just tried to install it.. failed and am now ranting about how much of a complete bastard everyone involved in the the vegastrike installer is..

not only that.. but.. it's damn near impossible to compile manually because none of it makes any sense..
why not jst a normal and completely functional configure make make install... bastards...

Would you like a rant?

How about the fact that it's attitudes like the one that you so beautifully demonstrated that cause free software developers to lose heart in their projects, discontinue their contributions to the free software community, and cause the community as a whole to be worse off because of the lost talent? What good is ranting and calling these developers (who are giving you their time and talents for free) bastards? Are you improving their projects? Are you encouraging their contributions? Are you thanking them for their hard work and motivating them to continue that work to fix bugs and bring new innovative features to their software?

Listen, before you go out ranting and raving about free software and how much it sucks, why don't you try a more constructive approach? Submit bug reports, send letters/emails of thanks and appreciation to the developers, contribute financially, contribute code or patches, be constructive! The developers are human too, and they make mistakes, have feelings, get discouraged and upset. Please do not further add to the negativity that can so easily bog down what could otherwise become an amazing project.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 09:50 PM   #8
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VegaStrike is an amazing piece of work with fantastic graphics and depth of playablity. It is just such a pity that it is so difficult to compile because I am sure that many people who would love to play the game are missing out. This is in contrast to the privateer mod based on the VegaStrike engine which istalled without a hitch, though it was a binary rather than source install.

I think one difficulty is the installer script which would be great if it worked perfectly everytime but since it almost never does it leaves the user scratching ones head as to where things went wrong. As well it does aclocal & automake commands which generate strange error messages which seem to indicate something is horribly wrong but actually isn't. An alternative manual step by step approach would be nice.

Another problem is the glXGetProcAddress error. There is a fix that is described in the Wiki but it was hard to work out which file and where it was located. I'm not sure why this error is here. Do I have have the wrong library? I have tried installing on Red hat 9 , Fedora Core C2 and mandrake community 10. They all have this error. VegaStrike also couldn't find SDL on mandrake 10 either. Yes they were installed. Could it find them? no. I still don't know why.

With Fedora Core 2, I compiled the Binary successfully but it wouldn't run because Fedora Core 2 uses Freeglut instead of Glut and it wouldn't start. I removed and replaced vegastrike installation files because it didn't seem to do a make clean (I could be wrong here). I installed Glut-3.7 (from the red hat 9 rpm) ran ldconfig so configure could find glut and recompiled. Then it went. yah!

One other strange thing is that it doen't like you compiling and installing in root. i normally place my source code in /usr/local/src as root, then configure, make and make install. This puts the binaries in /usr/local/bin where I can run them from my normal user. With vegastrike you need to put all the source code into your /home/user directory so you can compile as a user. It then asks for your root password when it needs to copy some files.

None of these issues are insurmountable but they do trip people up as demonstrated by the posts on the vegastrike forums and I can understand why people get frustrated. However, as I have has success and I can now take out my frustration out on the bad guys. Whohoo!

azraelder

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