A very little How-To:
1. Get the source via cvs:
Start up xterm (or any other Console/Shell).
You need to have "cvs" installed
cvs -z9 -d:pserver:[email protected]:/home/fs2source/cvsroot login
If cvs says:
warning: failed to open /home/user/.cvspass for reading: No such file or directory
then you have only to do a
in your home-directory (which will create the .cvspass) and try again.
When it asks you for a password: It's "anonymous".
Now you can download the CVS-Tree with
cvs -z9 -d:pserver:[email protected]:/home/fs2source/cvsroot co fs2_open
This command will create a directory named "fs2_open", where you can find the code (after cvs finished downloading).
2. Compile the source:
Now you have to go into the directory and compile fs2_open:
After these steps, you will find the "fs2_open_r" executable in the subdir "code".
3. Install fs2_open:
You should now copy this executable to a directory, where the data-directory is located...
I've installed it to ~/.fs2_open for example.
cp fs2_open_r ~/.fs2_open
Now you can change into this directory and run fs2_open: