Board index FlightGear Support Tools FGRun

Easy Install for Linux?

FGRun is a graphical frontend to run FlightGear.

Easy Install for Linux?

Postby Sanocon » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:35 pm

so i got the FGrun flie, but on reading the installation instructions, it seems like there is no automatic installer. now i have been with Linux for less than half a year and i have no knowledge on compiling a program. (if I'm using the right term) so is there an automatic installer?
Sanocon
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:24 pm

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby polly » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:48 pm

This page:
http://www.flightgear.org/download/main-program/
lists installable packages for various Linux disributions.
User avatar
polly
 
Posts: 455
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:45 pm

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby Sanocon » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:22 pm

polly wrote in Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:48 pm:This page:
http://www.flightgear.org/download/main-program/
lists installable packages for various Linux disributions.


that is only for the main program, as far as i could see, FGRun is not on that list. (since it counts as an addon)
Sanocon
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:24 pm

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby polly » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:34 pm

I'm sorry, I misunderstood. I've not used fgrun, the wiki says it's distributed with binaries and I can see it listed in my package installer (yumex for my distro)so it might depend on which distribution of Linux you're using. You could try querying your package installer, the same way you'd download any other package for your system.
User avatar
polly
 
Posts: 455
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:45 pm

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby theoldfellow » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:18 am

Which distribution of Linux are you using? The regular application installer for Ubuntu and Mint has FGrun in, just use the Software Installer. I suspect Fedora and Suse have it too.
The problem is that there are too many distros, so people who write the software don't tend to give you blow-by-blow instructions. Always try the regular installer first. If that fails come back and ask again.
R.
theoldfellow
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:01 pm

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby Sanocon » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:11 pm

theoldfellow wrote in Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:18 am:Which distribution of Linux are you using? The regular application installer for Ubuntu and Mint has FGrun in, just use the Software Installer. I suspect Fedora and Suse have it too.
The problem is that there are too many distros, so people who write the software don't tend to give you blow-by-blow instructions. Always try the regular installer first. If that fails come back and ask again.
R.


odd because i have Linux mint... but it's not on the package list. but if I'm hearing you correctly there is an installer? when i read the instruction manual for FGrun, it told me i had to compile the program....
Sanocon
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:24 pm

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby praveen_nair » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:44 am

Me too have the same issue. But using Ubuntu 11.10. I too cannot find FGRun package anywhere... Appreciate anyone could help with URLs and steps to successfully installing FlightGear 2.6. Needless to say I am aslo struck on Windows 7 with 2.6. On the same machine 2.4 was workiing great and did a uninstall (fresh install as recommended by most here) and then I lost the working one and now without FlightGear on Windows 7. Now I installed a Ubuntu and trying to get my FlightGear working on atleast one of the platform. I read most of the documents and could not find the solutions yet.

Please help to install FGRun with FlightGear 2.6 on Ubuntu 11.10
praveen_nair
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:09 am

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby praveen_nair » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:32 pm

I figured this myself with lot of searches in this forum. The "downlad_and_install_script.sh" from Brasia did the trick. But that too was not straight forward and I had to deal with lot of errors and ultimately the configure and auto scripts. Once I could fix them I were able to get it working. Thanks
praveen_nair
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:09 am

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby Bjoern » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:22 pm

It would be helpful to others having the same problem if you elaborated a bit. (Or by attaching your scripts or so.) :wink:
Do a barrel roll!
User avatar
Bjoern
 
Posts: 384
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:00 pm
Location: Nearest: THF
Version: Next
OS: ArchLinux, Win 7

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby praveen_nair » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:56 pm

I am so sorry - I though everyone in this forum know about this. Here is the FlightGear page with complete instructions and and link to download the actual script : http://wiki.flightgear.org/Scripted_Com ... ian/Ubuntu

Hope this helps.
praveen_nair
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:09 am

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby Bjoern » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:37 pm

I was more referring to fixing the config and auto scripts, but fair enough.
Do a barrel roll!
User avatar
Bjoern
 
Posts: 384
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:00 pm
Location: Nearest: THF
Version: Next
OS: ArchLinux, Win 7

Re: Easy Install for Linux?

Postby FlyingTanker » Sat May 12, 2012 9:43 pm

I found fgrun in the Mint list, but when I installed it and Flightgear I couldn't ever get them to talk to each other. I also did the same thing in PCLinuxOS, with the same result. So, any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
To the OP, to get fgrun in Mint I believe you have to install the Mega Games Repository into your repo list in order to install it. I don't remember how, it has been a while.
FlyingTanker
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 2:01 am


Return to FGRun

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests