ubuntu & openMSX for a newbie

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By Thom

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17-10-2017, 21:15

I'm also trying to install OpenMSX on Ubuntu (16.04).
I think I'm almost there, but can't get SDL-ttf to be recognized it seems:

[email protected]:~/openMSX$ ./configure 
Using Python: python
Probing target system...
Up to date: derived/x86_64-linux-opt/config/probed_defs.mk
Up to date: derived/x86_64-linux-opt/config/systemfuncs.hh

Found libraries:
  ALSA:             version 1.1.0
  GLEW:             version unknown
  libogg:           version unknown
  libpng:           version 1.2.54
  libtheora:        version unknown
  libvorbis:        version unknown
  OpenGL:           version 4.5
  SDL:              version 1.2.15
  SDL_ttf:          no
  Tcl:              version 8.6.5
  zlib:             version 1.2.8

Components overview:
  Emulation core:   no
  GL renderer:      yes
  Laserdisc:        yes
  ALSA MIDI:        yes

As far as I know i have managed to install SDL-ttf using sudo apt-get install libsdl-ttf2.0-dev

I have to admit I'm not really into installing things on Linux, but never too old to learn new things.

By Philip

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17-10-2017, 21:28

Perhaps this helps: apt-get build-dep openmsx

By Thom

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17-10-2017, 21:34

Philip wrote:

Perhaps this helps: apt-get build-dep openmsx

Thanks. I knew that, but it keeps telling me

[email protected]:~/openMSX$ sudo apt-get build-dep openmsx
Reading package lists... Done
E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list

By Philip

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17-10-2017, 22:54

Well, you need to uncomment (remove the # at the beginning of the line) the deb-src lines from /etc/apt/sources.list
Something like: sudoedit /etc/apt/sources.list
or: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

By Manuel

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17-10-2017, 23:04

Can you confirm that you do not want to use the openMSX version that comes with your distro, which you can install using apt-get install openmsx?

By Thom

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17-10-2017, 23:34

Philip wrote:

Well, you need to uncomment (remove the # at the beginning of the line) the deb-src lines from /etc/apt/sources.list
Something like: sudoedit /etc/apt/sources.list
or: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Thanks, I'll try that tomorrow :)

Manuel wrote:

Can you confirm that you do not want to use the openMSX version that comes with your distro, which you can install using apt-get install openmsx?

I did just that, but got stuck when running ./config due to libs which weren't there (yet).

By Manuel

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18-10-2017, 21:30

If you install openmsx via your distro, why do you still want to compile it?

By Thom

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19-10-2017, 14:08

Manuel wrote:

If you install openmsx via your distro, why do you still want to compile it?

Haha, good question. I tried, but it didn't work.

I created a bootable USB stick with ubuntu 16.04 using Linux Live, but after that sudo apt-get install openmsx gave me errors. Then I tried to compile it myself, but as you've already noticed I'm not smart enough to do that Wink

This afternoon I gave it a retry by creating a new bootable USB stick using Universal USB Installer. And now it all works great and my life is good now.

By Philip

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19-10-2017, 16:29

Indeed, how can one live without openmsx Hannibal

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