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Old 09-14-2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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Distribution: Debian Jessie, FreeBSD 10.1 anything *nix to get my fix
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I am trying to install gnu backgammon. I have so far tried three different packages of it:
1. gnubg-0.15-1.i686.rpm. - I thought this would be my best bet. On trying to install the rpm, i got a message that it could not be installed due to a unsatisfied dependancy. So i checked my system and found that the file was in fact there ( I installed the rpm at the command line with the --nodeps option. When i tried to start the program it did not work. . I took out the rpm from my system.

2. I then tried the stable release of gnubg-0.14.2.tar.gz. AND the gnubg-0.14.3.tar.gz version.
I run the commands:
and get this error for both packages
--------extract from output of make---------
In file included from gnubg.c:111:
relational.h:33:20: Python.h: No such file or directory
In file included from gnubg.c:121:
./gnubgmodule.h:39: error: syntax error before "gnubgMethods"
./gnubgmodule.h:39: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
./gnubgmodule.h:39: warning: array 'gnubgMethods' assumed to have one element
make[2]: *** [gnubg.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neil/programs/gnubg-0.14.3'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/neil/programs/gnubg-0.14.3'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[ gnubg-0.14.3]# exit
---------end of output---------------

now i looked at the file gnubgmodule.h line 39 & it says this:
extern PyMethodDef gnubgMethods[];
- is this a source code error?

Can anyone please help? Do these error messages indicate a problem with my system or with the packages im trying to install?
Has anyone sucessfully installed gnu backgammon in Linux? I know there is a windows port for it - unless i can get this working i might have to think about re-installing windows xp

Thanks for your help.

Last edited by neilcpp; 09-14-2005 at 12:50 PM.


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