Looking for idiot's guide for installing FreeCiv 2.5 in Linux Mint

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Looking for idiot's guide for installing FreeCiv 2.5 in Linux Mint

Postby Corbeau » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:21 pm

Howdy. Basically, it's all in the title: I'm a fairly new Linux user and I'm looking for a way to do, well, ^---that.

The default Linux Software Manager is offering me version 2.4. The Readme/Install documentation with the downloaded FreeCiv source code is a bit longish and when following it blindly I end up with:

% ./configure

....lots of stuff looking good, but ending with:

configure: error: libcurl development files required

After that I *did* install libcurl (it says"7.35.0-1ubuntu2.10" and what is needed is "libcurl version 7.12.1 or better")

However, after installing libcurl, staring Configure gets me again:

configure: error: libcurl development files required

....


Any ideas? Different approaches?

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Re: Looking for idiot's guide for installing FreeCiv 2.5 in Linux Mint

Postby cazfi » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:57 pm

"development files" are not part of the package normal users need, but they are in "-dev" packages (applies to things other than curl too)

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Re: Looking for idiot's guide for installing FreeCiv 2.5 in Linux Mint

Postby Corbeau » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:09 pm

Please note the word "idiot" in the title and tell me what to do :)

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Re: Looking for idiot's guide for installing FreeCiv 2.5 in Linux Mint

Postby Corbeau » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:13 pm

Oh, I just got a solution to that, now the next stage is:

configure: error: can not build any of the supported clients

(after a series of checks that ended with a "no")

So, i'm thinking that this is going to be a long sequence of trial-and-error... Any shortcut? Get an already compiled version somewhere? Is that even possible?

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Re: Looking for idiot's guide for installing FreeCiv 2.5 in Linux Mint

Postby Corbeau » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:27 pm

Ah, problem solved (it seems). Sorry for the trouble.

If anyone encounters the same problem and is at the same level as me, check here:

http://linuxg.net/install-freeciv-on-ubuntu-via-getdeb/

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Re: Looking for idiot's guide for installing FreeCiv 2.5 in Linux Mint

Postby Corbeau » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:09 am

So, I've installed the thing, been using it, playing online etc., but now I'd like to test some rulesets, test stuff by playing solo, but... How do I do that? All I have is a shortcut on the Desktop. Where are the files? Where are the rulesets? I can't even start the game because it "didn't connect with the server". When I was using it on Windows, that version of the client had the server incorporated, and if not, there was a server in the package that I could start separately and then connect the client to it.

But now, like I said, I can't find anything on my computer that even has a name "freeciv" (except the said shortcut on the desktop).


So... help? Please?

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Re: Looking for idiot's guide for installing FreeCiv 2.5 in Linux Mint

Postby sveinung » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:21 pm

Corbeau wrote:But now, like I said, I can't find anything on my computer that even has a name "freeciv" (except the said shortcut on the desktop).


Did you install the server? The package is probably named freeciv-server. So

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apt-get install freeciv-server


Corbeau wrote:Where are the rulesets?


Check if /usr/share/games/freeciv/ or /usr/share/freeciv/ exists. (Must be done after the server is installed)

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Re: Looking for idiot's guide for installing FreeCiv 2.5 in Linux Mint

Postby Corbeau » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:19 pm

Yes, there is something there now. Thanks.