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2.3 Installation

This section covers installation from source. Other ways of installing the program are not described here.

2.3.1 Requirements

All these libraries are mandatory to compile the game. Liquid War 6 won’t compile, let alone run, without them. Some of them could probably be replaced by equivalent tools, but this would certainly require a programming effort and some changes in Liquid War 6 source code.

2.3.2 Optional libraries

While all these libraries are theorically optional (the game will successfully compile without them), you’ll obviously need, for instance, one graphics backend. Otherwise, you’ll simply have no display. This is not acceptable. As of today, one can reasonnably consider all SDL-related libraries are required. The rest is truely optional.

2.3.3 Optional tools

Those tools are used upstream to maintain the game, you normally do not need them to build the game “as is” but if you modify the source code and hack the game, you might be interested in installing them.

2.3.4 Installing requirements using RPM/DEB packages

You might find it convenient not to install all the requirements from source, but use your favorite GNU/Linux distribution packages.

On an RPM based GNU/Linux system, a typical command (tested with Fedora 15 “Lovelock”) could be:

yum install \
make gcc glibc glibc-devel binutils \
libgomp \
guile guile-devel gmp gmp-devel libgc1c2 libgc-dev \
libtool libtool-ltdl libtool-ltdl-devel \
zlib zlib-devel expat expat-devel \
libpng libpng-devel libjpeg libjpeg-devel \
sqlite sqlite-devel \
ncurses ncurses-devel readline readline-devel \
libGL libGL-devel libGLU libGLU-devel \
SDL SDL-devel SDL_image SDL_image-devel \
SDL_mixer SDL_mixer-devel \
freetype freetype-devel SDL_ttf SDL_ttf-devel \
libcaca libcaca-devel \
libcurl libcurl-devel \
gtk2-devel \
perl lcov global valgrind graphviz gv ImageMagick \
texinfo-tex \
indent emacs doxygen libxml \
CUnit CUnit-devel \

On a DEB package based GNU/Linux system this command (tested with Debian 6.0 “squeeze”) would be:

apt-get install \
make autoconf automake \
gcc libc6 libc6-dev binutils \
libgomp1 \
guile-2.0 guile-2.0-dev guile-2.0-libs libgmp10 libgmp3-dev \
libtool libltdl7 libltdl-dev \
zlib1g zlib1g-dev libexpat1 libexpat1-dev \
libpng12-0 libpng12-dev libjpeg8 libjpeg-dev \
libsqlite3-0 libsqlite3-dev \
libncurses5 libncurses5-dev libreadline6 libreadline6-dev \
libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa libglu1-mesa-dev \
libgles2-mesa libgles2-mesa-dev \
libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-image1.2-dev \
libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-mixer1.2-dev \
libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libsdl-ttf2.0-dev \
libcaca0 caca-utils libcaca-dev \
libcurl4-gnutls-dev \
libgtk2.0-dev \
perl lcov global valgrind graphviz gv imagemagick \
texinfo texlive-base texlive-generic-extra \
texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-latex-extra \
indent emacs doxygen xsltproc pmccabe \
libcunit1-ncurses libcunit1-ncurses-dev \
google-perftools libgoogle-perftools-dev \
git git2cl \
zip nsis \
debhelper devscripts

Note that those requirements really depend on the exact distribution you have, package names may vary from one to another.

2.3.5 Compiling

Liquid War 6 uses GNU Automake, Autoconf and GNU Libtool.

Once all the requirements are installed, run:

make install

Liquid War 6 supports the standard ./configure --prefix=/my/path option (in fact, it supports much more than that) so you can install the game in any directory. You do not need to be root to install Liquid War 6.

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