V2.6, Linux, Error: Lost connection to server (read error)!

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ppfreeciv
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Re: V2.6, Linux, Error: Lost connection to server (read error)!

Postby ppfreeciv » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Reason why I wanted to start it from the compile folder was that I never compiled or installed anything on Linux before.
I did not want to destroy anything because of missing knowledge.

The install chapter is quite complicated (not a criticism, I know the different Linux derivates) and therefore I did not really understood what I did, I simply tried.

I installed it now by "make install" as described in the doc.
It starts now and I can create a new game. I will try more and see if everything works.

Thanks for all your help (and the work for this great game)!!!!

cazfi
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Re: V2.6, Linux, Error: Lost connection to server (read error)!

Postby cazfi » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:15 pm

ppfreeciv wrote:Reason why I wanted to start it from the compile folder was that I never compiled or installed anything on Linux before.
I did not want to destroy anything because of missing knowledge.

Yes, it's not a good idea to install something to your system folders in a way other than package manager, causing package manager's bookkeeping of the system going astray.
If you need to 'make install' freeciv, my advise would be to do it to custom location ('--prefix' configure option) and not to system directories.