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Old 02-11-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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FC6 - Unreal Tournament Installer won't start


Hi

If you've ever installed UT on any linux distro you must be familiar with the ut-install-436.run binary.
I had installed the game with no problems almost 2 years ago on a FC4 machine with Pentium3 550Mhz and Geforce2

I have a new system now, AMD Athlon 3000+, Geforce 5900, so I had a clean FC6 install and a fully updated system through yum, and nvidia drivers for Geforce 5900

The problem is, I cant get the ut installer to run.

I had logged on as root for the whole session

I have the cdrom mounted properly, even exported the setup variable as recommended
Then I switch to /ut where the installer is

bash ut-install-436.run

And this is what I get:

Verifying archive integrity...tail: cannot open '+6' for reading: No such file or directory
Error in checksums 889744922 2341625838

I know you think its a corrupt file but its really not! I double checked, then I redownloaded, its still the same error.

I checked out this thread too
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=524877

But I decided to make another because its not really the same problem. Anyway, CaptainInsane said he had to install glib-1.2.10-23 for the installer to work.

I have glib-1.2.10-26 but could this be a problem? Should I try to find glib-1.2.10-23? Yum can't do it and I suppose if I located it on my own and forced an install it might break other things, and still not fix this.

I have no idea what is wrong. If anyone has FC6 would you just check the installer to see if it loads for you? Could an updated library break things this way?
 
Old 02-12-2007, 01:48 AM   #2
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hmm, that is different than any of the errors I got while attempting to install it.
The installer does lie about what disk it wants when it is time to mount CD2, but it doesnt
look like you are even getting that far.

Another option, if you have a windows install of UT you can just copy over, wine will run
it great. All I had to do was select the D3D instead of opengl within UT, and set the UT
resolution to be the same as my desktop, and wine runs it at the same 125+fps as the native
linux install. Only thing lacking on that is the STC3 opengl textures.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 04:27 AM   #3
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Well I don't really want to play the game. I just wanted to install it natively for the sake of it. Its one of the few games that can actually run natively on Linux. I haven't even tried wine yet. None seems to have the same problem as I do so chances to fix it are pretty slim. I might have to try wine after all

Edit:
There might be a chance. I stumbled upon this
http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.j...essageID=68967

Quoting:
It looks like the problem is with the tail command. There was a change in the posix standard for command line arguments. Shell archives use the tail command internally and use "old-style" syntax.
old: tail +123
new: tail -n +123
Use an environment variable to tell tail to accept the old style:
export _POSIX2_VERSION=199209

I haven't tried it yet but it looks like a winner

Last edited by bspus; 02-12-2007 at 04:34 AM.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 05:27 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bspus
Well I don't really want to play the game. I just wanted to install it natively for the sake of it. Its one of the few games that can actually run natively on Linux. I haven't even tried wine yet. None seems to have the same problem as I do so chances to fix it are pretty slim. I might have to try wine after all

Edit:
There might be a chance. I stumbled upon this
http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.j...essageID=68967

Quoting:
It looks like the problem is with the tail command. There was a change in the posix standard for command line arguments. Shell archives use the tail command internally and use "old-style" syntax.
old: tail +123
new: tail -n +123
Use an environment variable to tell tail to accept the old style:
export _POSIX2_VERSION=199209

I haven't tried it yet but it looks like a winner
I know that this is an old thread but I just tried this and it worked. I am using Fedora Core 7 for this.
 
  


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