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Old 03-05-2006, 12:45 AM   #1
Thorlord
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Installing Source Code Help


hi, i installed SuSE 10.0 Linux on my laptop a few days ago and have some experience with Linux before that (Sophmore year of highschool was a linux class, used redhat.)

but i have a question now. How do i install source code, i recently downloaded the source code for Quake III as it was released and was wondering to myself how i go about installing it.

as usual i first checked the "search" function on this forum but unfortunately did not come across an answer.

thanks for any help, im still learning how to use linux and im glad it revived my laptop into a fast, lean computer rather than a slower-than-my-desktop laptop.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 12:53 AM   #2
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actually, there are many answers to this on this forum.

search for 'installing from source' or compiling source or something similar.

or read the documentation on the site you downlaoded it from.

or read the README or INSTALL file that was most likely included in the archived file you downloaded
 
Old 03-05-2006, 01:07 AM   #3
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ahh it says this in the readme:
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the build system using cons, which may be known as scons's perl ancestor now
you don't have to track it down though, the build script is provided in the tree
you will need nasm and gcc 2.95
make sure you have the X Direct Graphics Access and X Video Mode extensions headers for your X11
a typical compile command goes like this:
[..]/code$ ./unix/cons -- gcc=gcc-2.95 g++=g++-2.95
 
Old 03-05-2006, 11:32 AM   #4
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so were you able to do it? do you understand what its saying?
 
Old 03-06-2006, 12:56 AM   #5
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no idea i must admit.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 08:31 PM   #6
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I saw the link for QIII source code on ID's website. Are you sure you wan't the source code and not the Quake III Arena Demo. The QIII Demo is the only linux download I see offered on that page. I would just make sure first.

Oh yeah, I would read the requirements also. A 100% full OpenGL compliant 3-D video card and Linux driver is required. Just thought I would point that out since you are using a laptop.
 
  


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