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Old 11-28-2004, 08:52 PM   #1
DeltroX
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Altering Hard-Drives / LibSDL installation


I'm trying to figure out how to install LibSDL- and other needed libraries, where to install them... HOW to install them, and where to get specific libraries- and perhaps an explanation as to what a library is...

also- is there anywas I can have a folder just to put stuff in, likr s my documents folder, I've also found that I can't edit things on my OTHER hard drive- the one without linux installed on it..
 
Old 11-28-2004, 09:46 PM   #2
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I'm trying to figure out how to install LibSDL
The best (where 'best' means 'easiest') way is to use the package manager for your distro - what are you running?

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and perhaps an explanation as to what a library is
If you are familiar with DLLs from Windows - much the same. If not - they are portions of code that can be shared between applications. In the case of the SDL libraries, they contain the basic code needed to display graphics, play sounds, and a few other bits and pieces on various platforms (so if you write your app to use the SDL libraries, you don't need to worry about how this is done - you just ask SDL to do it for you). In a sense, installing the SDL libraries is a bit like installing DirectX.

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also- is there anywas I can have a folder just to put stuff in, likr s my documents folder
This is what your home directory is meant for - put anything and everything in it (unless it's something you want to install).

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I've also found that I can't edit things on my OTHER hard drive- the one without linux installed on it..
The drive is probably NTFS, and write support for NTFS is never enabled by default (and I believe it's still not reliable - use it at your own risk).
 
Old 11-28-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
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The best (where 'best' means 'easiest') way is to use the package manager for your distro - what are you running?



If you are familiar with DLLs from Windows - much the same. If not - they are portions of code that can be shared between applications. In the case of the SDL libraries, they contain the basic code needed to display graphics, play sounds, and a few other bits and pieces on various platforms (so if you write your app to use the SDL libraries, you don't need to worry about how this is done - you just ask SDL to do it for you). In a sense, installing the SDL libraries is a bit like installing DirectX.



This is what your home directory is meant for - put anything and everything in it (unless it's something you want to install).



The drive is probably NTFS, and write support for NTFS is never enabled by default (and I believe it's still not reliable - use it at your own risk).
Thank you very much I found all of this very helpful, I got LibSDL installed but where do the libraries go?

-edit- I am running Mandrake 10.1, and I found the package on the CD...

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Old 11-29-2004, 12:51 AM   #4
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Exactly where the libraries go depends on who did the packaging, but probably /usr/lib or (less likely) /lib. The files will be called libSDL(something).
 
  


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