I-hate-captchas wrote:I think it would be a safer bet to upgrade the distro. Right now I can't play book II because I have too much stuff on my plate as well and just can't afford a borked laptop because of the upgrade.
CycyX wrote:Does "fairly standard" means outdated?
CycyX wrote:Because I can run pretty much any game on my ArchLinux (rolling distro rules ), and I'm pretty sure a Gentto would be able to do so.
CycyX wrote:So Book II is definitely not an "ubuntu" game, but it needs an up-to-date glibc.
CycyX wrote:I agree, a build with a previous version would be good for a larger audience, but I wonder if BW has the time to do this...
Tyranthraxus wrote:As it came 'out of the box', or did you have to work at it to get it running?
Tyranthraxus wrote:Unfortunately, BlitzMax has made several assumptions, that require dependencies that are pretty much specific to Ubuntu, and a lot of other perfectly good distros need some tinkering 'under the bonnet' to get those dependencies.
Tyranthraxus wrote:Don't get me wrong, I love the game, and put in a lot of hours trying to get it to run on a system that should have handled it with ease, the question is, should I have had to do that?
CycyX wrote:I just had to install required packages, using standard package manager.
CycyX wrote:I think basically BlitzMax just used whatever libs it finds on the compiling system as requirement, which may be really bad. But BW didn't thought about that.
And to be honest, if I used to have an Ubuntu distro as a workstation, I wouldn't have thought about installing a Debian "stable" in order to compile my project...
CycyX wrote:I agree, we shouldn't have to do that, but are we Linux users or not (meaning: are we looking for trouble? )
Slammer64 wrote:Just an FYI Tyranthraxus, but ArchLinux is using glibc 2.12 in it's core repo.
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