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N, M and the Other Keys to Life

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Why can I not get the N and M keys and sometimes the Space Bar to work? They work fine in the "branch" versions of BZFlag....such as Zero and XL but never work in the "official" release of BZFlag. I have never had an "official" version of BZFlag in which the M and N keys worked!!!!!!

And, why doesn't the "official" version have a better screen for the radar and text displays at the bottom of the screen?
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they keys may be a bug, in 1.10 all the key binding stuff changed.

as for the radar, that's how the maintiner wants it to look.

your branches are based off older code. And the people who make those do not turn code back into the mainline project.

bzflag:zero was just some gameplay tweaks to 1.7g0, it none of it could have gone into the mainline.

now if you continue to have questions, please put it into it's own post, under help, or bugs. as this topic is for anouncements.
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I think the development people do a terrific job. :D

Question: when is the latest version going to be converted to Debian (Sarge)? Will it be soon, or should I get source? BTW, who does the Debian conversions? My thanks to whomever it is. :D
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There is no conversion involved, just building a .deb specifically for your system.

IIRC, the person who's been doing the debian goodness is either tupone, bzgirl, or perhaps noodleman? Not sure, really, but Patlabor prob. knows.

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Tim is the debian maintainer, none of us even know how to build a deb.

I can verify that the source does build under sarge tho, I have done it myself.
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So, what did you do to get source to work on Debian? I tried the following:

tar xzvf bzflag-1.10.2.20031223.tar.gz
cd bzflag-1.10.2.20031223
su to root
./configure
make
make install

And it all seems to have disappeared into cyberland. When I open Bzflag I still have version 1.7G2. What did I do wrong?
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cougyr wrote:And it all seems to have disappeared into cyberland. When I open Bzflag I still have version 1.7G2. What did I do wrong?
I never used make install before, but at least on my sid debian system it defaults to install it in /usr/local, so it won't touch the debian installed stuff at all and can coexist. Of course you'd have to make sure to call the correct one.
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There are a lot of files in /usr/local/share/bzflag, but, so far, I haven't been able to call them. What do you use?
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did you run the autogen script? you need to do that first before config, I just do a make all on my debian machine
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autogen script? What's that?

Oh, I found it. "sh autogen.sh" produces "line 4: aclocal: command not found"

You're beginning to see why I like "apt-get install bzflag".
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I have built on a debian sarge system and it workes fine for me.

./autogen.sh
./configure
make all
./src/bzflag/bzflag

if autogen wont work for ya then you are probably missing some packages needed to build. I did have to add the openGL and X dev packages before I could build any 3d apps from source. Or you may not have the current autotools
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I still get "./autogen.sh: line 4: aclocal: command not found". I guess I don't have aclocal, whatever that is. I just checked Synaptic and aclocal isn't even available.

BTW, I'm running Libranet 2.8, which is mostly made up from Debian Sarge, but does have a few differences, most of which I don't understand.

Also, thanks for the help.
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well with out the autgen your not going to get a good configure, and that won't make you a good config.h, and that wont' let you build. So if you want to build from source, then you'll have to get those things fixed.
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You were right. I had re-installed a while back and forgot to load development libraries; so no g++, etc. With them in place autogen and others did what they are supposed to do, I think. Well, not quite. I think I'm missing something else; gotta look for that.

When I get it all in, what do I call it with?
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it will be in src/bzflag/bzflag where ever you put the source
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I just updated my deb list. The new Bzflag 1.10.2 is on it. I upgraded my Bzflag client in a few seconds. It works! Tim must have been busy over the Holidays. Thank You Tim!!!! :D :D :D
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