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The nuts and bolts => Software General => Topic started by: ryan450 on May 15, 2007, 04:17:57 pm

Title: install debian packages?
Post by: ryan450 on May 15, 2007, 04:17:57 pm
hey guys,

last month I bought a subscription to transgaming cedega, downloaded the .deb package and used that to install on my old ubuntu distro. However I've decided to give vector a try since then. I really dont feel like dropping more money on renewing that subscription just to get a package that's compatable with vector, since the games I play ran perfectly fine on the older 5.4 version.

is there anyway I can use that same .deb package to install cedega into my new vector linux system?
Title: Re: install debian packages?
Post by: JohnB316 on May 15, 2007, 08:02:18 pm
You would need to use alien to convert the .deb to a .tgz package. Once the conversion is done, you should be able to install the package as though it were a regular slack package.

HTH a bit,
John
Title: Re: install debian packages?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on May 15, 2007, 09:21:09 pm
Yes. But avoid installing .deb packages if possible; issue a request in New Package Requests instead.
Title: Re: install debian packages?
Post by: newt on May 15, 2007, 10:27:54 pm
I've read that there is a tgz file available to download from transgaming that would suite your needs better in this case, however slackware systems (VL being a derivative would likely be included in this category) have additional depencies that need fullfilling to get it working.  Have a read here: http://downloads.transgaming.com/files/Cedega_6_Quick_Start_Guide.html

Scroll down to the 'TGZ' section.  The dependencies listed are: x11, wget, python 2.3 (or later), gtk2, glade 2, python gtk2 bindings, python dbus bindings.  Some of those may already be covered on a VL system
Title: Re: install debian packages?
Post by: The Headacher on May 16, 2007, 01:40:23 am
Yes. But avoid installing .deb packages if possible; issue a request in New Package Requests instead.
Transgaming doesn't really like that:

Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedega
Note that while the licenses under which the code is released do permit non-commercial redistribution of precompiled public-CVS versions of the software, Transgaming strongly discourages this, openly warning that the license of TG-copyrighted sections of code will be changed if they feel abuse is occurring or otherwise threatened. Transgaming similarly discourages source-based distributions like Gentoo Linux from creating automated tools to let people build their own version of Cedega from the public CVS.

Quote from: newtor
The dependencies listed are: x11, wget, python 2.3 (or later), gtk2, glade 2, python gtk2 bindings, python dbus bindings.  Some of those may already be covered on a VL system
Most of them are except glade. Glade is probably going to be a royal pain in the butt though...
Title: Re: install debian packages?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on May 16, 2007, 01:50:59 am
Oops, didn't know about Cedega.  :-[

Anyway, we already have libglade. If glade the UI builder proper is needed (doubtful), then that can be compiled trivially without Gnome.