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Newk

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Making a distributable linux package (installer)
« on: February 26, 2015, 01:02:53 AM »
Hi Knights!

One post of a user called Hikane did make a 'Knightsgame' package for linux in the past.. an updated version is needed and i want to give it a shot.
I'm unaware of the method this Hikane used but i have used the tool "checkinstall" for local use before with succes.. but i need to state dependencies for it to really work accros diffrent computers.
Here is a description of its workings.
I could make a .deb on x86 and x64 that should work on buntu 14.04 and 14.10 ..maybe its not so much restricted to the 'buntu version if dependencies are done right.
Could you help me figure out every single dependency?

It would be great to feature the package on the downloads page for starters
Greets Newk

Stephen

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Re: Making a distributable linux package (installer)
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 11:14:14 AM »
Hi Newk,

That sounds like a really good idea... and I'll certainly put it on the download page if you manage to get something working.

For dependencies take a look at the following page:
http://www.knightsgame.org.uk/manual/building.html

Near the top you'll see a big list of all the Linux packages you'll need. (Strictly speaking it's for debian, but ubuntu should be the same...)

Let us know how you get on :)