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nitrogen_widget

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installing attract mode on linux question
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:20:48 PM »
My distro lacked the depends to compile SFML in 64 bit.
I found some info online and decided to give something a try.

So I downloaded the 64bit linux SFML binaries off the site, copied the 3 folders in the archive to my /USR directory.
Ran the following commands as SU:

ldconfig
export "LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/lib_folder/"

and compiled after installing attract-mode depends.
it worked and attract starts up & appears to run just fine.
will I have issues down the road or do you think i'll be ok?




raygun

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Re: installing attract mode on linux question
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 07:09:23 PM »
Tough call, I've never tried using binaries that weren't compiled for the linux distro I am using.   There might be a tool you can use to check ABI compatability between what SFML expects and what your distro has.

 sorry I can't be much help on this one.

nitrogen_widget

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Re: installing attract mode on linux question
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2014, 09:38:56 AM »
Then I guess i'll have to see if it breaks.  ;D