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Old November 13, 2015, 04:11   #5
strato
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick View Post
Agreed. Just download the source and do the following:
Code:
tar xvf angband-4.0.3.tar.gz
cd angband-4.0.3
./autogen.sh
./configure
make
sudo make install
To use the SDL port (which I highly recommend) use
Code:
./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 Linux users trying out Angband might be discouraged to find it so outdated in the Software Center, and less likely to stay interested.

Quote:
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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