What it does
So far, it has been tested on the following Linuxes+Desktop Environments, but I've made an effort to use tools I believe should be relatively portable:
How it went
Where it appeared
|Fedora+Gnome||Needed a different JRE, but otherwise went fine||In the menu, not a Games menu|
|Arch+Gnome||Needed some porting, but works well now||"The" menu|
|PopOS+Cosmic||Smoothly||The application list|
BTW, if there's a Linux not listed there, and you'd like me to try it out before you dive in, feel free to let me know by e-mail.
An example install follows. We attempt the install twice; the first time there is an unsatisfied prerequisite, so we address that and run it again. Things I typed are highlighted in lightgreen.
$ cd /tmp $ wget -q https://stromberg.dnsalias.org/svn/install-cgoban3/trunk/install-cgoban3 $ chmod +x install-cgoban3 $ ./install-cgoban3 ./install-cgoban3: preflight check: you are not root. Please sudo or su to root and re-run this script ./install-cgoban3: preflight check failed, please install dependencies and/or sudo/su to root as directed above $ sudo ./install-cgoban3 It looks like the install was successful. Check your desktop environment's menus to see if cgoban3 is now under Games. Alternatively, you can start cgoban3 with the "kgs" or "cgoban3" commands at a shell prompt. $Please note that there's really no good reason to just tell Linux users to use a raw jar file.
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