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Linux
Installation Instructions
Installer Script
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Legends Distro Status

Legends Linux Installer

If you notice a bug or can improve on the installer script for any particular version of Linux, feel free to add to the script.

The intention is to have a good Installer which is idiotproof - one click, maybe some yes/no questions, done. It needs to create a menu entry in the 'games' section if it exists, it needs to create a desktop icon using the Legends.ico, Maybe it should create an Update icon as well.

If you are root, it should install to root dirs, if you are a user it should install to your home.

The Script

#!/bin/sh
echo
echo "Legends installer 0.4.1c - starting installation... please wait"
 
defaultDir="/usr/games/legends"
startMenu="/usr/share/applications"
 
if [ `id -u` -ne 0 ]; then
echo "It is suggested that you run this install script as root to allow all"
echo "users to play legends on this machine"
echo
echo "Procced anyway (y or n):"
read proceed
 
if [ "$proceed" != "y" ]; then
echo "existing installation."
exit 0
fi
defaultDir="$HOME/legends"
startMenu="$HOME/.local/share/applications"
echo "Proceeding with user specific installation."
fi
 
echo
echo "Please enter the installation location [$defaultDir]:"
 
read installDir
 
if [ "$installDir" = "" ]; then
installDir="$defaultDir"
fi
 
echo "Preparing install directory..."
mkdir -p $installDir
 
if [ -w $installDir ]; then
if [ -d $installDir ]; then
echo "Install directory ready"
else
echo "Install location $installDir not usable (location not a directory)"
exit 1
fi
else
echo "Install location $installDir not usable.(Cannot write to directory)"
exit 1
fi
 
#can write to dir. untar the archive.
SKIP=`awk '/^__ARCHIVE_FOLLOWS__/ { print NR + 1; exit 0; }' $0`
 
# Take the bzipped tar portion of this file and pipe it to tar.
tail -n +$SKIP $0 | tar -C $installDir -xjf -
 
# Attempt to make desktop file.
echo "Attempting to create menu entries for legends..."
mkdir -p $startMenu
touch $startMenu/legends.desktop
 
if [ -e $startMenu/legends.desktop ]; then
cat << EOF > $startMenu/legends.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Legends
Comment=Legends fast paced Freedom of Movement FPS
Exec=$installDir/runlegends
Icon=$installDir/legends.ico
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Game
Path=$installDir
EOF
 
echo "Menu entry created.  You may start legends from the start menu."
else
echo "Cannot create launch menu startup."
fi
echo "To start legends form a command line:"
echo "  cd $installDir"
echo "  ./runlegends"
echo
echo "To update legends, change directory into $installDir then run"
echo "the command './update' to check for available updates."
echo "Legends installation completed."
exit 0
 
__ARCHIVE_FOLLOWS__

Don't like idea to use ico, there is available good picture for Legends in png format at http://gentoo-distfiles.mirrors.tds.net/distfiles/legends.png (and at any other gentoo mirror)

Distro Specific Notes

Ubuntu 5.06: works fine, game icon even appears in the menu. - TerroX

Feature requests

If you would like a specific feature added, please note it here.

Optional Start Menu Creation: Currently coded to always install menu items. Some users may not want this.

Optional use of artsdsp: I have such string in my runlegends script:

artsdsp ./LinLegends $*
 
linux/index.txt · Last modified: 2008/07/03 16:09 (external edit)