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Old 06-14-2018, 12:03 PM   #1
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Help with install from github


Hello, I'm trying to install a crossplatform kvm program from github and it is in tar format. It also doesn't contain a config or make file, and I have no clue how to run it. I've tried extracting it and running the files in bin with chmod and everything.

Link to git https://github.com/debauchee/barrier

I'm running Lubuntu.
 
Old 06-14-2018, 12:15 PM   #2
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Hello, I'm trying to install a crossplatform kvm program from github and it is in tar format. It also doesn't contain a config or make file, and I have no clue how to run it. I've tried extracting it and running the files in bin with chmod and everything.

Link to git https://github.com/debauchee/barrier

I'm running Lubuntu.
Did you read the README.md file? It looks like it uses cmake, not the "normal make".
 
Old 06-14-2018, 12:21 PM   #3
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It also appears that the wiki page on the same site has more information, and precompiled binary downloads as well.
 
Old 06-14-2018, 12:49 PM   #4
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Thanks so much.

The precompiled .bz2 only includes 2 library files, and a config for the desktop icon I'm guessing. Nothing else.

There is also no advice in the readme, only one compiled for another type of distro.
 
Old 06-14-2018, 12:49 PM   #5
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In all fairness to waffler, while there may be a makefile and it does appear to be cmake, there is zero documentation about that in the README file, nor in the doc subtree.

I do not see a wiki referenced in the README or the doc tree, but perhaps it is detectable using a web search. I don't see it jump out at me, KVM seems to dominate a search. Any change you could share the Wiki link you're referring to urbanwks?

I feel that contacting the author or other developers would be useful, as the README states. Meanwhile, there's no references once again in the README as to whom to reach.

I do not believe this is something you "run" by the way. It is a source tree that you build to attain an executable image or set of images, for your desired target platform. My summary is that I feel you need to figure out how to reach the authors or contributors for this git repository and try to ask them how to build it properly, or try to build it using cmake. I can almost guarantee that trying to build it may be complicated.

EDIT: You said it waffler, one post prior to mine getting on there. No real documentation.
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:53 PM   #6
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It seems to me you have two options:

1) Try building it - trying giving the clean_build.sh file "execute" permission and make sure you have the relevant development packages installed (eg. gcc, cmake, etc), then try running that same file.

2) Wait for the following to be done:

Quote:
We are expecting to have RPM and DEB packages shortly. Stay tuned!
(Quoted from the same link you provided.)
 
Old 06-14-2018, 01:02 PM   #7
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Any change you could share the Wiki link you're referring to urbanwks?.
Yeah it is kind of hidden and doesn’t really look like part of the project, tbh. There’s a link at the very top of that page.

https://github.com/debauchee/barrier/wiki

There’s a “generic” Linux binary, unfortunately I can’t test it at the moment. Says it was built under Arch, but I suppose if it’s generic enough it shouldn’t matter.
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:32 PM   #8
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Thanks a lot guys. I'm not able to convince the .sh to function, so I'm pretty much at a loss. I'll try contacting someone in the project and asking about either providing documentation, or when a .deb version will be available.
 
Old 06-15-2018, 02:39 AM   #9
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Barrier will let you use your keyboard and mouse from machine A to control machine B (or more).
i wonder what this software does and why you think you need it?
what are you really trying to achieve?

and if you really do need it, and in addition to what was already said, you can always look at the PKGBUILD of the AUR package - it might contain useful pointers on how to build; look at the build() function.
 
Old 06-15-2018, 01:55 PM   #10
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You can try
Code:
$ debian/rules build
And this is where you can ask about the program: https://github.com/debauchee/barrier/issues/
 
  


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