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Help needed with first compilation

Postby fdhenard » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:16 pm

I am attempting to compile flightgear for the first time on Ubuntu using the download_and_complile.sh script. I initially had problems getting fgdata because it is huge, but was helped by this wiki entry.


I saw a post in the forum of someone having the same problem, and the post said to re-run the script. First I was surprised to find it recompiling OSG since I had already done that, and it's also a lengthy process. I let it go overnight, and this morning found this error.

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**************** SIMGEAR ***************
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simgear exists already.
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly


Is there a more modular way to go about this compilation? How can I procede without having to rerun the script and recompile OSG?

Thanks!
Frank
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Re: Help needed with first compilation  

Postby F-JJTH » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:32 am

Hi Frank,

You can find all the help you need with this command
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sh download_and_compile.sh -h

You can see how to use download_and_compile.sh script.

If you use
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sh download_and_compile.sh ALL
you re-compile all package (as you found it ;) )
You can also compile or update all package independently with these commands :
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sh download_and_compile.sh PLIB
sh download_and_compile.sh OSG
sh download_and_compile.sh SIMGEAR
sh download_and_compile.sh FGFS
sh download_and_compile.sh FGO
... (look in the script help for more)


Don't forget do use "-a n" option if you have already installed all dependence and use "-j X" option if you have a multicore proc (personnally I have Intel I5 and I use "-j 8" but during the compilation my computer goes slow with other soft)

Cheers,
Clément
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Re: Help needed with first compilation

Postby fdhenard » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:29 pm

Thanks Clément! That got me beyond the issues.

I find that I have grand ideas to become a flightgear programmer, but then reality sets in that it would take me a couple lifetimes to do it in conjunction with regular life. :) I guy can dream though.

Thanks again, and I enjoy what you all do on flightgear!
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