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If there is a package available for your operating system please use that.
Otherwise you can follow our from-source install guide.
Download the latest binary (zip)
Extract the zip file into the same folder where you have your existing install, overwriting any and all files of old the install.
Your user settings, which are stored separately, will not be overwritten.
Since Ubuntu 9.10 you can install SpringLobby directly from the Ubuntu repositories:
sudo apt-get install springlobby
You should however consider using the more up-to-date packages from this "ppa":https://launchpad.net/~spring/+archive/ppa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:spring/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install springlobby
Please follow this "thread":http://springrts.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=23455 over on the SpringRTS forums. If you encounter any problems those should be reported there too.
If you don't have layman installed:
emerge layman echo "source /usr/portage/local/layman/make.conf" >> /etc/make.confNote: /usr/portage/local/layman/make.conf is created AFTER you added the first overlay!
When layman is installed:
layman -f -a Spring -o 'http://springrts.com/dl/overlays.xml' echo "games-strategy/spring ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords echo "games-util/springlobby ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords echo "x11-libs/wxGTK X" >> /etc/portage/package.use emerge spring springlobby
If layman or portage overlays are new to you, go see "* Upgrade
layman -S emerge -u spring springlobbyNote: Make sure the group "games" exists and your account belongs to that group and /usr/games is owned by root:games and the chmod is set correct!
For building Springlobby you need to compile and install dependencies. Springlobby needs wxpython (or wxGTK), libboost, openAL packages. All of those can be found from www.slackbuilds.org.
Read Slackbuild usage instructions from http://slackbuilds.org/howto/ if slackbuild scripts are not familiar to you. (Other dependencies should be part of official slackware distribution. If you have problems to build these packages or springlobby package make sure you have installed all libraries coming with Slackware).
After dependency packages are built and installed you can download springlobby slackbuild from here http://springlobby.info/slackware/springlobby.tar.gz. Build and install it by the same way that you did for dependency packages.
When you have installed this fresh springlobby package you are ready to run springlobby. Have fun!
springlobby and all dependencies:
"wxwidgets-2.8.7-i486-1gds.tgz (WX 2.8 series)":http://springlobby.info/slackware/wxwidgets-2.8.7-i486-1gds.tgz
"icu-3.8.1-i486-1gds.tgz (for boost)":http://springlobby.info/slackware/icu-3.8.1-i486-1gds.tgz
"boost-1.34.1-i486-2gds.tgz (boost required now...)":http://springlobby.info/slackware/boost-1.34.1-i486-2gds.tgz
when got all .tgz files use xterm and cd inside the directory containing all tgz's and do:
The order does not matter. And then, a nice icon will appear in the games section of your desktop menu. If you appreciate performance, springlobby is the name of the executable, located in /usr/bin, add it on you preferred window manager menu.
Springlobby is "available in Debian":http://packages.qa.debian.org/s/springlobby.html stable (since Squeeze), testing and unstable in the main section of the Debian archive. The package is maintained by the Debian Games Team and Jan Dittberner (jandd (at) debian (dot) org), the initial packaging was done by Marco Amadori.
Packages are first seen in Debian unstable (or experimental during freeze time) and are subject to the normal Debian testing migration rules.
Squeeze backports of new versions will be provided on demand if the version from testing is not installable on Debian stable.
sudo aptitude install springlobby
sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install springlobby
As of the 28th March 2009, springlobby is now in the stable fedora repository. This does not include maps or mods, which must be obtained manually.
To install, use the graphical package manager (Applications > Add/Remove Software), then select "springlobby".
Alternately, to install via the command line, simply use the "yum" package manager by executing the following command as root.
yum install springlobby
to add repositories, follow the instructions on "easy urpmi":http://easyurpmi.zarb.org
then this simple command will install the lobby:
su root -c "urpmi springlobby"
The community repository has to be active
After making sure that the local package database is up-to-date
# pacman -Syspringlobby is installed by
# pacman -S springlobby
There is also a springlobby-git package in AUR if you want to run bleeding edge of springlobby.
If you wish to install SpringLobby from source, please follow the installing from source guide.
SpringLobby needs to know three paths from your spring installation.
Auto Configure feature in the lobby options page should find all of them.
If you are out of luck, please contact developers.
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