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Old 05-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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ln to exicutable not running when running by absolute path works

(Ok im not really a newbie but this could be usefull)

I run Openttd on my ubuntu box a lot
the exicutable lives on my ntfs formatted cross system partition at


I have made a symlink in ~/bin to add openttd to my path but when i run openttd from this path I just get errors about not finding language packs wheas when running the exicutable from the absolute path it works fine

Im guessing this is somthing to do with the exicuatble trying to referance things by relative paths and looking in ~/bin rather than the openttd directory and naturally not finiding what its looking for. but I have no idea on how to rectify this.
Old 05-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Probably you have right. How the game has to know where it is really installed - only from path to self or eventually from working directory. I suggets to create a script in your ~/bin which change working directory to "/mnt/data/openttd/bin" and invoke "/mnt/data/openttd/bin/openttd".

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I had to re-read eSelix's post a few times but I think it is correct. The link path is not the same as the actual path environment setting. Guess you could fix it a few ways.
Old 05-26-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
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surely if the exicutable in question was reading the working directory then it would make a differnce if i ran
cd /mnt/data/openttd

or /mnt/data/openttd/bin/openttd
but it dosent.

ah well I suppose i can replace my link with a script with the full path in it


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