[SOLVED] Howto find installation directory for FlightGear -- can't be too hard, surely?
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Howto find installation directory for FlightGear -- can't be too hard, surely?
Just installed FlightGear via Synaptic in Ubuntu 11.04.
Program seems to start up ok, takes quite a while to load scenery files and that sort of stuff, and then sits there sulking; I'm sure that's only because it's not fully installed...
FlightGear manual tells me that to complete my setup, I need to (among other things) set some environment variables, for example to point at the "data" directory where things like aircraft type and scenery are stored.
Apparently, the FlightGear/data directory, for example, is to be expected at /usr/local/share/ (or presumably some comparable location) -- in other words, wherever I chose to install it.
Trouble is, I didn't install it, Synaptic did, and I just can't find the installation. Having done "Search for files..." and ls as thoroughly as I can. Am I being really stupid? (Don't answer that!)
Hope someone can help!
The following extract from the manual would make sense to me, if only I could find the FlightGear directory!
>Before you can run FlightGear, you need to set a couple of environment variables:
> You must add /usr/local/share/FlightGear/lib to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> FG_ROOT must be set to the data directory of your FlightGear installation. >e.g. /usr/local/share/FlightGear/data.
> FG_SCENERY should be a list of scenery directories, separated by ”:”. This >works like PATH when searching for scenery.
> e.g. $FG_ROOT/Scenery:$FG_ROOT/WorldScenery.
I believe I've taken a step forward; at least I can find the directory now, it is indeed in /usr/share/games
Not sure if it was there before, but it's there now. I did a "Reinstall" in Synaptic, so that part of the problem is solved. Now I need to do battle with the environment variables and command-line options, and tomorrow seems like a better idea...