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[Freeciv] how to set $FREECIV_PATH (was: HELP !!!)

[Freeciv] how to set $FREECIV_PATH (was: HELP !!!)

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Subject: [Freeciv] how to set $FREECIV_PATH (was: HELP !!!)
From: Reinier Post <rp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 12:01:51 +0100

On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 05:27:35PM +0100, Pierre Petliczew wrote:
> Hello out there
> First of all I want to congratulate all devellopers of freeciv (really a
> great game)
> And now my question: I am sitting in front of an alpha machine in
> university.
> I executed 'configure' and then 'make'. Unfortunately it is not allowed
> to install
> anything on these machines so 'make install' is not possible.

If you want to 'make install' elsewhere, use

  ./configure --with-prefix=$HOME/wherever/you/want/it/installed

> But thats not the problem.
> The civserver works allready fine but when I try to execute the
> civclient I get the following message:
> 1: Could not find readable helpdata.txt in data path
> 1: The data path may be set via the environment variable FREECIV_PATH

You'd run into the same problem if you did 'make install' to a
--prefix other than /usr/local.  This is because the Freeciv data
(rulesets and X resources) are in the data/ subdir and Freecivs
executables must be able to find them.

The 'civ' wrapper mentioned in another reply takes care of the
initialisation you need to do in order to play directly from the
compiled source tree.  There's also a 'ser' wrapper for the server.
They haven't been updated to make internationalization work.

My own wrappers provide a little more functionality,
I'll update and post them when I have time.


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