[ut2003io] Installing on Debian unstable

Andrew Pilley ashridah at icculus.org
Mon Oct 13 19:40:41 EDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-10-14 at 04:54, abower at thebowery.co.uk wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 01:39:56AM +1000, Andrew Pilley wrote:
> > 
> > ut2003's installer was an unfortunate rushjob, which is why it exhibits
> > a number of quirks. i'd have a quick look through the bugs posted on
> > https://bugzilla.icculus.org/ for ut2003, they might give you a
> > workaround for this problem. ut2004 shouldn't have this problem, as many
> > of the bugs ut2003's installer came up with are mainly due to the fact
> > that it's one of the first to ever use that installer for multi-cd
> > installs, and it'll probably get built with newer libraries that work on
> > more recent platforms.
> that is good to know, I never got enough time to play ut2003 which is why i was
> trying to install it again (my IBM disk died the other week, which had a
> working install on) but ut2004 should be out soon I hope :)
> > hmm. i presume you've double-checked to make sure the license dialog
> > hasn't just fallen behind some other dialog box? feel free to beat me
> > over the head with an 'of course i have, tool!' if you have :)
> Yup, have tried that also, I went through the bug reports/tracker on
> icculus.org and couldn't find anything that had been mentioned or fixed before
> :-/ I was thinking about doing a quick redhat (or whatever) install and just
> copying the game dir over from that (that should work, shouldn't it?)

that should work, assuming it doesn't exhibit similar glibc bugs :)

you could probably do the same with a debian stable install as well.
just get enough to get X11 running, install ut2003, then copy the game
directory over. keep in mind the autoupdater might not be particularly
happy after that tho, since you'll be missing stuff from ~/.loki/ (as
the user who installed ut2003) but if you recreate the
~/.loki/installed/ut2003.xml symlink to
/usr/local/games/ut2003/.manifest/ut2003.xml that should do the trick.


> Thanks
> Adam
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