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updated install for newer o/s's

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kburtch committed Aug 24, 2013
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-SparForte (Business Shell) Installation
+SparForte Installation
This file contains instructions for building and installing SparForte.
General information about SparForte can be found in the doc/ directory.
@@ -20,9 +20,8 @@ Building from Sources
-The primary test plaform for SparForte is Intel/Linux and AMD/Linux. There
-is also some support for DEC Alpha, FreeBSD and Cywin. HP-UX
-is obsolete.
+The primary test plaform for SparForte is Linux or FreeBSD. There
+is also old support for DEC Alpha and Cywin. HP-UX is obsolete.
Information on porting SparForte to other platforms can be found in the
documentation: SparForte should port to a modern Unix-compatible platform
@@ -66,33 +65,35 @@ The following software packages are required for SparForte:
may be missing. How you install these depends on your operating system.
For example:
- - Fedora/Red Hat/Linux - yum install package-name (or use add/remove
+ - Fedora/Red Hat Linux - yum install package-name (or use add/remove
software in the menus)
- - SuSE/Novell/Linux - yast
- - Debian/Linux - apt-get install package-name (visit
+ - SuSE Linux - yast
+ - Debian Linux - apt-get install package-name (visit
for a list of available packages)
- FreeBSD - pkg_add package-name
- Pre-build versions of SDL_image are available from
The package name depends on your operating system. For example:
- - Debian Linux users can try gnat-4.1 (or similar)
- - Fedora Linux users can try gcc-gnat
+ - Ubuntu/Debian Linux users can try gnat-4.6 (or similar)
+ - Red Hat/Fedora Linux users can try gcc-gnat
- SuSE Linux users can try gcc-ada
- Example: Debian Linux
+ Example: Ubuntu Linux
The default Debian database is PostgreSQL. However, Debian doesn't
install Ada, SDL, MySQL or the PostgreSQL development packages. Check for a list of software package names.
- $ apt-get install gnat-4.1
- $ apt-get install libncurses5-dev
+ $ apt-get install gnat-4.6
$ apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev
- $ apt-get install libsdl-image1.2
- $ apt-get install libpgeasy-dev
- $ apt-get install mysql-server
- $ apt-get install libmysqlclient12-dev
+ $ apt-get install libsdl-image1.2-dev
+ $ apt-get install libsdl-ttf2.0-dev
+ $ apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev
+ $ apt-get install postgresql-client
+ $ apt-get install postgresql-server-dev-9.1
+ $ apt-get install postgresql-server-dev-all
+ $ apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-dev
Update the locate database: Debian uses a static Ada Run-Time file so SparForte
will need to use locate instead of ldconfig to find it. (Running updatedb

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