• Syncterm curses only, hel

    From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to All on Tue Aug 18 09:24:00 2020
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    I know its a repeat but I searched high and low on Vert:

    I made a Linux Mint box for a friend, and Syncterm will only load from CLI in curses mode... the icon in 'start menu' tries to load and on fail, shows nothing on screen. (Syncterm just quits in the background because SDL fails.)

    What do I need? SDL? Sdl dev?

    I know this was answered; a google search shows text from the message I
    needed, but I just searched on vert for 15 minutes... so I'm asking again. :P

    Thanks in advance, oh build gods.



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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to paulie420 on Wed Aug 19 01:53:00 2020
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    paulie420 wrote to All <=-

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    I know its a repeat but I searched high and low on Vert:

    I made a Linux Mint box for a friend, and Syncterm will only load from
    CLI in curses mode... the icon in 'start menu' tries to load and on
    fail, shows nothing on screen. (Syncterm just quits in the background because SDL fails.)

    What do I need? SDL? Sdl dev?

    I know this was answered; a google search shows text from the message I needed, but I just searched on vert for 15 minutes... so I'm asking
    again. :P

    Thanks in advance, oh build gods.

    Paulie,
    Try this script to install SyncTerm. I'm not the guy who wrote it, but I AM
    the guy who stole it. ;)

    #!/bin/bash

    # To Install apps/libraries used to compile
    echo "Preparing to install relevant libraries..."
    sudo apt-get install wget libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev gcc libsdl1.2-dev

    # To Pull source
    echo "About to download the syncterm application source..."
    wget http://syncterm.bbsdev.net/syncterm-src.tgz

    # To extract tgz file
    echo "Extracting the source now..."
    tar xvzf syncterm-src.tgz

    # Change directory to
    echo "Change into the 'make' folder"
    cd syncterm-$(date +%Y%m%d)/src/syncterm

    # To get full path src
    echo "Set st_path variable for the SRC_ROOT path..."
    st_path=$(pwd | sed 's/\/syncterm$//g')

    # Time to compile!
    echo "Make SRC_ROOT with path: $st_path"
    sudo make SRC_ROOT=$st_path

    # Install SyncTerm
    echo "Install SyncTERM..."
    sudo make install

    # Find out where Syncterm was installed
    echo "Find out where SyncTERM installed"
    which syncterm



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