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The following script takes care of downloading and compiling Flightgear from the cvs repositories with just one command execution for both 32 and 64 Debian based systems (Debian, Ubuntu). Pre-existing installed version (
If any) of Flightgear are not touched at all since the script builds and installs everything under the directory within it is launched.
Necessary packages are installed via the apt-get system while libraries not included in the repositories are downloaded and compiled on the fly (
I.e. Plib, Simgear and OSG).
===List of compiled programs===
For many users it
is more comfortable having Flighgear launched by the graphical utiliy fgrun wich is installed as well in the same folder. You have to launch the ''run_fgrun.sh'' command, for example:
Fgcom=== Fgcom is the system used by flightgear to simulate radio comunications between users. Launch it using the ''run_fgcom.sh'' command:
compilations cames with the terrasync program too, so if you want to use it:
sh run_terrasync.sh -p 5500 -d /folder/with/sceneries
===Obtaining the script===
The script is hosted by my home server, if electricity goes down or internet connection failes, you will be not able to download it directly.
Solution: Ask on the irc channel for the download_and_compile.sh script, the community will provide it for you.
Here we are, no fear, if you wish to use programs from the cvs/svn repositories, you will face anytime compilation errors that will prevent you to have a working copy of one or more of the programs provided by this script. What can be the causes that prevent us from a successful compiling ?
as far as I know this:
# Software developers introduce a new functionality with a new piece of code that prevents the compilation under your architecture, this can happen working with cvs/svn sources.
# The program refuses to compile because of a divergence in the libraries it depends. For example can happen the Flightgear does not compile because
osg has been modified, while osg itself compiles fine, fg wont.# One or more repositories are down and you can't get the library you need. (Both from cvs/svn or apt-get) <br>
There is a simple solution to the above errors: wait and relaunch the script after some time (
Hours or days), if ( End generally happens) software developers repair or synchronize their code with the newly updated libraries, your flightgear will compile fine as the previous error never took place. <br>
Sometimes happens that the script fails to compile only fgrun,fgcom or atlas, if you then see the run_fgfs.sh file it means that
flighgear installation was successful , and you can safely run it.
The script by default (
Without any option) will only compile Flightgear and Fgrun. to make it compile all you need to launch the script with the ''ALL'' parameter. i.e.:
sh download_and_compile.sh ALL
===Compiling only one program===
If you wish to recompile only one of the
program you can launch the script with the parameter:* PLIB ( To compile and install only plib)* OSG ( To compile and install only OpenSceneGraph)* SIMGEAR ( To compile and install only Simgear)* FGFS ( To compile and install only FlightGear)* DATA ( To download / update only data files for FlightGear)* FGRUN ( To compile and install only Fgrun)* FGCOM ( To compile and install only Fgcom)* ATLAS ( To compile and install only Atlas)
There is a second parameter ''UPDATE'' that allows you just update your installation. i.e.:
This will only update FGFS
Having both compiled program, source codes and data from cvs requires some
Hard disk space: It will take you something like 3GB of space.If you don't have a fast machine, it will require you also some hour of compilation time.