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Old November 13, 2015, 04:11   #5
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Originally Posted by Nick View Post
Agreed. Just download the source and do the following:
tar xvf angband-4.0.3.tar.gz
cd angband-4.0.3
sudo make install
To use the SDL port (which I highly recommend) use
./configure --enable-sdl
as the configure line - you will have to make sure you have the SDL_ttf and SDL_image library packages installed.

I know how to compile the source code. Don't get me wrong, it's useful information and I appreciate it, but I taught myself how to a while ago - with some difficulty.
While I know it probably won't be updated (or if it will be, not very soon), I certainly hope it will be. Linux users trying out Angband might be discouraged to find it so outdated in the Software Center, and less likely to stay interested.

Originally Posted by krugar View Post
Meanwhile, there aren't any PPAs for Angband, either. I could probably start one. But I don't want to, because I just know I will do a bad job at maintaining it.
I would personally find a PPA very useful, but it might not be so useful or widely used to justify making one. People who would go through the trouble of using a PPA would probably already know how to compile it anyway.

Perhaps a simple .deb installer would be a better solution?
It seems simple enough that I might even try it (not to distribute, just for fun).
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