User:Tetris11/Installing FreeSpace Shattered Armistice

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Note: I'm in the process of packaging this mess, but for now - here's how it's done.

The head-banging method

Download and extract the FreeSpace archive, read the README

 tar --lzma -xvf Diaspora_R1_Linux.tar.lzma 
 cd Diaspora_R1_Linux
 cd Diaspora/
 nano README.txt

Build fs2_open (using lua include fix)

 cd fs2_open

At this stage it throws lua related bugs. Read suggestions from here[1], then:

 LDFLAGS=" $LDFLAGS" CXXFLAGS="-I/usr/include/lua5.1 $CXXFLAGS" ./
 mv code/fs2_open_3.6.13 ../fs2_open_diaspora
 cd ..

Build wxLauncher

cd wxlauncher/build/

Here it throws wxwidgets2.8 errors. Turns out it was just looking for wx-config-2.8 binary:

cmake -D USE_OPENAL=1 -D CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo -D DEVELOPMENT_MODE=1 -DwxWidgets_CONFIG_EXECUTABLE=/usr/bin/wx-config-2.8 ../

Now it throws python3 related errors. Here I simply replaced the default python symlink with python2. Works, but not elegant solution:

sudo rm /usr/bin/python
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python2 /usr/bin/python

A little further now, but throws python-markdown errors

 sudo pacman -S python2-markdown
 #> Linking CXX executable wxlauncher
 # Errors!

CMake gets to 100% then fails Read this[2] bug report and download patch in #10 (referred to as download.patch from now on)

 mv download.patch wxlauncher
 cat download.patch

Near the header it tells you that the file it is patching is wxlauncher/code/apis/PlatformProfileManagerShared.cpp

 mv download.patch code/apis/
 cd code/apis/
 patch < download.patch
 #> patching file PlatformProfileManagerShared.cpp

Now go back into build and restart cmake again for good measure

 cd ../../build
 cmake -D USE_OPENAL=1 -D CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo -D DEVELOPMENT_MODE=1 -DwxWidgets_CONFIG_EXECUTABLE=/usr/bin/wx-config-2.8 ../
 #> Linking CXX executable wxlauncher
 #> [100%] Built target wxlauncher

Yay, it builds!

Set up Diaspora

Follow the rest of the readme

 cp pro00099.template.ini pro00099.ini
 chmod 644 pro00099.ini
 #> /home/<blah>/<path>/Diaspora_R1_Linux/Diaspora

Copy this location

 nano pro00099.ini

Paste it into the folder line to the current Diaspora folder location. Close and save your changes.

 ./wxlauncher/build/wxlauncher --add-profile --profile=Diaspora --file=pro00099.ini
 ./wxlauncher/build/wxlauncher --select-profile --profile=Diaspora

A splash screen should flick across the screen for both of the above commands. Now it should all work: