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Lorbi
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Help file gives wrong (?) advice

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I downloaded the source of wesnoth-1.3.9 from this website and unzipped it. There is a file called INSTALL there that gives me advice how to install wesnoth.
It says:
Compiling:

First untar the package:

$ tar xfjv wesnoth-x.y.z.tar.bz2

then

$ cd wesnoth-x.y.z

Do this

$ autogen.sh
$ make
$ sudo make install
but there is no autogen.sh
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Re: Help file gives wrong (?) advice

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Lorbi wrote:I downloaded the source of wesnoth-1.3.9 from this website and unzipped it. There is a file called INSTALL there that gives me advice how to install wesnoth.
It says:
Compiling:

First untar the package:

$ tar xfjv wesnoth-x.y.z.tar.bz2

then

$ cd wesnoth-x.y.z

Do this

$ autogen.sh
$ make
$ sudo make install
but there is no autogen.sh
./configure instead of ./autogen.sh in the development versions, I think. ./autogen.sh is for SVN. The development versions are simply SVN snapshots so that's probably why the help is wrong.
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Aethaeryn wrote:./configure instead of ./autogen.sh in the development versions, I think. ./autogen.sh is for SVN. The development versions are simply SVN snapshots so that's probably why the help is wrong.
You are right. autogen.sh won't work unless you have autotools installed, which are only used by developers. ./configure script is made for the common user who only has the minimal stuff installed.

BTW, ./autogen.sh calls autoconf to generate ./configure
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