Gentoo install

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Linux Setup Guide < Gentoo install

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For packaging requests or complaints, please contact the packagers.

Installation

An overlay to use with layman is provided. If gentoo overlays and/or layman are new to you, read about them, as they are an essential part of gentoo.

This example assumes you never used layman before.

Install layman

### install layman (with git support)
### you don't need to if you used layman before, obviously
echo "app-portage/layman git" >> /etc/portage/package.use
emerge layman

Install Spring Overlay

### add spring overlay to layman
layman -a spring -o https://raw.githubusercontent.com/springlobby/overlay/master/overlays.xml

### allow installation of unstable versions
echo "games-strategy/spring ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords/spring.keywords
echo "games-util/springlobby ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords/spring.keywords

### Note: for Layman version <1.3.0 use:
echo "games-strategy/spring ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
echo "games-util/springlobby ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords

emerge eselect-wxwidgets wxGTK

### make sure wxWidgets has been activated, springlobby will fail without it with error:
### Could NOT find wxWidgets (missing: wxWidgets_FOUND)
eselect wxwidgets list 
# Available wxWidgets profiles:
#   [1]   gtk2-unicode-release-2.8 *

# if none set, select one with e.g.:
eselect wxwidgets set 1

### install game and lobby
emerge spring springlobby

Upgrading

### update the repository and check for new versions
layman -S

### to auto update layman with `emerge --sync` do:
mkdir -p /etc/portage/postsync.d/
echo "layman -S" >> /etc/portage/postsync.d/layman
chmod +x /etc/portage/postsync.d/layman

### upgrade existing installations
emerge -u spring springlobby

Your paths are: Spring executable in /opt/springrts.com/spring/<version>/bin/spring and documentation in /usr/share/doc/spring-<version>.

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