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It's really hard to install BYOND for linux lol. I'm new to linux and I can't figure out what to "make" it doesn't give any directions on what i should type after "make". Can anyone help me?(I'm not sure if this is the right place for this)

Hendrix
If you want to install it to every account on your computer...

As user "root":
1. unzip byond_linux.zip
2. cd byond
3. make


If you want to install it to just a single account...

As that user:
1. unzip byond_linux.zip
2. cd byond
3. make here
In response to CableMonkey (#1)
1.uninstall-I did but mannually.
2.cd byond-bash: cd: byond: No such file or directory
3.make here-not there yet
In response to Hendrix (#2)
Not sure what you did wrong, I followed the above steps without any problem.

Are you sure you did a "unzip byond_linux.zip"?
In response to CableMonkey (#3)
were did you put the files?
In response to Hendrix (#2)
As a Linux newb, it also took me a little while. I took the contents of the unzipped BYOND folder, copy+pasted them into /home/youraccount, then did a new terminal and "make here"

After that,

just type DreamSeeker, DreamMaker, or DreamDaemon.
In response to Hendrix (#4)
In my home directory. :-)

[edit]
  • Downloaded the file into /home/[user]
  • unzip the file, which creates the direction /home/[user]/byond and puts the contents of the zip file there.
  • "cd byond" and type "make here"
In response to Airjoe (#5)
Ok that worked. But I have no clue hoe to get into my startup script.
In response to Hendrix (#7)
If you have Gnome you can type "Gedit .bash_profile" in your base directory. To make sure you HAVE the file you can type "ls -a" in your home directory. I haven't messed with Linux much, so I don't know the best way of editing files from the commandline, I know how to overwrite certain files with certain stuff, but that would delete your existing .bash_profile stuff.
In response to Nadrew (#8)
Nadrew wrote:
If you have Gnome you can type "Gedit .bash_profile" in your base directory. To make sure you HAVE the file you can type "ls -a" in your home directory. I haven't messed with Linux much, so I don't know the best way of editing files from the commandline, I know how to overwrite certain files with certain stuff, but that would delete your existing .bash_profile stuff.

I like to use either pico or nano. They're fairly similar to DOS's edit, and easy to use.
In response to Jon88 (#9)
I learn a new command or two a day, thanks, I'll remember those.
In response to Hendrix (#7)
I simply did a search for the .bash_profile and edited that. Make sure you edit the correct one!
In response to CableMonkey (#6)
ok here, step by step :

edit your profile, if you aren't going to use a startup script by doing this at the command prompt

edit ~/.profile

then

in your base directory for example, /home/banana , create a directory called moose.

mkdir moose
cd moose
wget http://developer.byond.com/download/byond_linux.zip

(assuming you have plain linux, if you have bsd replace that link with the actual bsd link OR manually use FTP and upload the file to that directory)

then

unzip *.zip
cd byond
make here
cd bin

if you want to make life easier
type

bash

then go to http://developer.byond.com/forum/ index.cgi?action=message_read&id=242061&forum=4&view=0 and get my script and use it and you are set.

Regards,

Oreldwin