Linux App Install Issues Answered
I've spent most of the afternoon trying to get Supertux 2 (a.k.a. 0.3.1) running on my computer. Put simply, I didn't really get anywhere. The obvious first option for me is Synaptic, but it only had the original 0.1.3 release. So... I've got to try to install something with a command line. Not something I've sucessfully done before.
If it helps any, I'm running Knoppix 6 on a cheapo Acer netbook.
So... first I got the .tar.bz2 file. easy enough. Uncompressed it. Everything I can find says I'm supposed to only have to use four command-line instructions:
but wait... after trying this it became apparent that makewasn't on my system (what kind of system is that?). So, with the help of Synaptic, I got make on there, tried it again, and it still didn't work. After looking at the Supertux docs it turned out it wanted cmake. Well, no problem, right? I've got Synaptic, right? Wrong. The server was down or something and Synaptic couldn't help me. So, I look in the docs again, and it says something called jam is supposed to work in basically the same way. So I get that with Synaptic (successfully), but on the third line ("jam") it it tells me
./Jamconfig: No such file or directory
Couldn't find config. Please run 'configure' first.
What? What's ./Jamconfig? Didn't I just run configure?
I'm clueless. Any idea what's going on here?