albator wrote:what PPA did you add ?
abma wrote:who every made that .deb file made a broken deb file. this is no "official" .deb, some user made it.
I used spring:ppa
as per Download
> Linux Setup Guide
> Ubuntu install
. Because I haven't seen any package maintainers
so I decided to report problems on forum - to both: find some proper solution and help some other people.
Library different checksums may either mean one is corrupted or simply either version of compiler and/or external binaries were used to create (may cause different results in some cases) or... I just posted them for reference
albator wrote:SL and Spring are not compatible for ubuntu based repo (and spring is still 96)
abma wrote:you can manually configure springlobby to use the system installed spring: edit->preferences->spring and add it there. if spring 98.0 is listed there it shouldn't try to download it locally, too.
I switched to spring:ppa after Ubuntu repository wasn't updated for about 2 days. Recently (after noticing problems) I added GetDeb Games
to have more compatible version of lobby... update didn't help - SL allows only one Spring version to be configured and it's always switching to Spring installed in system instead of ~/spring/engines/98.0/ on start. Method with making config read-only - my previous idea - doesn't work as config is correct... but SL decides to use executable installed in system no matter the config and as I mentioned before, removing Spring installed with system removes my only lobby
So far solutions I see are:
- Downgrade Spring to previous release (eg. removing spring:ppa, leaving GetDeb Games for lobby only and then purging ppa should do it - only up-to-date SL 0.201 and Spring 96.0 - which was working and won't mess Spring 98.0 config - should stay).
- Make some dirty changes (eg. removing files used by SL to prevent their detection or linking them to binaries in Spring data dir).
- Wait for working update in Ubuntu's spring repository (or ppa repository).
- Wait for a day sb decides to remove dependency of SL to Spring or to distribute lobby's binary (compiling requires installing tons of libraries - I'd prefer not to keep them on computer or VM).
- Not using SPADS AHs.
Nothing else comes to my mind.
albator wrote:Would not it be the best to just remove the spring PPA from the officiel repo as long as the situtation is not fixed ? IMO there is not nothing worse that damaging spring reputation rather than keeping player unaware about it
I think distributing (any working) lobby with (instead of?) Spring binaries on Spring website (just as for Windows) instead of message with link to setup guide I mentioned in beginning of this post:
would solve many problems; I mean lobby can download engine etc. and engine without any lobby is quite useless in general use