Installing spring at uni

Installing spring at uni

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Comp1337
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Installing spring at uni

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My uni runs a linux system (red hat enterprise), what would be the best bet for installing spring here (keep in mind that i am missing dependancies, do not have root etc)?
the games will probably only be local, would wine work then?
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Kloot
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Re: Installing spring at uni

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You could take the all-in-one-directory approach:

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/home/1337/ (or wherever your account is based)
|-- spring077b5/
|   |-- AI/
|   |   |-- Bot-libs/
|   |   |-- Helper-libs/
|   |-- base/
|   |-- fonts/
|   |-- LuaUI/
|   |-- maps/
|   |   |-- DeltaSiegeDry.sd7
|   |   |-- SpeedMetal.sd7
|   |-- mods/
|   |   |-- BA65.sd7
|   |-- spring.bin
|   |-- unitsync.so
|   |-- selectkeys.txt
|   |-- uikeys.txt
|   |-- usericonds.tdf

... etc
Add "SpringData=/home/1337/spring077b5/" to ~/.springrc-0.77b5 and
you'll have a mostly self-contained install (that may or may not run ;)).
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lurker
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Re: Installing spring at uni

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And plenty of use of
rpm --install --prefix "/home/username/local" (or maybe --relocate?)
./configure --prefix=/home/username/local
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SteelSide
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Re: Installing spring at uni

Post by SteelSide »

If you got chroot you could always create a little mini system inside your homedir (incase it doesn't like the ~/username/local/ aproach. With chroot it is fooled the directory target of chroot is the real root, so ~/username/<mahspringdir> it thinks is /, and etc/ inside that it think it's the real etc... and so on)
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BrainDamage
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Re: Installing spring at uni

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try this static binary installer? (lot of people had issues with it tho)

currently, the thread below :P
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Comp1337
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Re: Installing spring at uni

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Kloot wrote:You could take the all-in-one-directory approach:

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/home/1337/ (or wherever your account is based)
|-- spring077b5/
|   |-- AI/
|   |   |-- Bot-libs/
|   |   |-- Helper-libs/
|   |-- base/
|   |-- fonts/
|   |-- LuaUI/
|   |-- maps/
|   |   |-- DeltaSiegeDry.sd7
|   |   |-- SpeedMetal.sd7
|   |-- mods/
|   |   |-- BA65.sd7
|   |-- spring.bin
|   |-- unitsync.so
|   |-- selectkeys.txt
|   |-- uikeys.txt
|   |-- usericonds.tdf

... etc
Add "SpringData=/home/1337/spring077b5/" to ~/.springrc-0.77b5 and
you'll have a mostly self-contained install (that may or may not run ;)).
basically i compile at home, do this, stick it on a thumbdrive, and boom?

Also, does this solve the problem of missing libGLEW and such?
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Martin
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Re: Installing spring at uni

Post by Martin »

I have installed lots of stuff at my university, though not spring. But in 99% of the cases it is enough to do

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./configure --prefix=$HOME/opt && make && make install
and then add "~/opt/bin" to your PATH and maybe also "~/opt/lib" to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
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Nemoder
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Re: Installing spring at uni

Post by Nemoder »

A bigger problem might be the lack of good 3D video hardware and the proprietary drivers for it. I don't think spring runs too well (or at all?) with software rendering even on fast CPUs.

You can certainly give the mojosetup installer a try, it doesn't need root access and any missing libs you can download for your system and just put in the Spring/libs directory.
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Comp1337
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Re: Installing spring at uni

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hardware wont be a prob..
Ill try the Mojo-installer again i think

Compiling doesnt work here though, missing loads of deps
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Comp1337
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Installed using Mojo, spent a while downloading rpms and manually getting the libs out into /spirng/lib, and now i get

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./springstart.sh: line 2: 25550 Floating point exceptionLD_LIBRARY_PATH=libs:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./springlobby "$@"

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Nemoder
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Re: Installing spring at uni

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I tested it on Fedora8 and Fedora9 liveCDs and it ran ok.
Not sure why the lobby is crashing for you, you could try running spring directly and see if that much works:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=libs:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./spring
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Re: Installing spring at uni

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It won't help with any missing dependencies, since obviously they need to be installed on your system you play it on, so you need root to be able to install them.
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Re: Installing spring at uni

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Though it should work if I copy all the missing dependancies to the spring/libs dir right?

Also, hox important is it that the libs are for the right distro? is it possible to mix nd match?
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Re: Installing spring at uni

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The springstart.sh script will tell it to look in the spring/libs dir for any missing system libs but they must be libs that are built for your specific distribution and version.
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Comp1337
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Re: Installing spring at uni

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Then i am fucked i guess
there are basically no libs for RHEL .(
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