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Re: [pcgen] Help installing on Ubuntu?

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  • Pythor
    Ah, good. I was hoping it wouldn t be something difficult. I thought I had tried an unstable version before, but honestly I had a weird problem with all my
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      Ah, good. I was hoping it wouldn't be something difficult. I thought
      I had tried an unstable version before, but honestly I had a weird
      problem with all my new installs until I fixed it yesterday, so it may
      have been that at the time.

      Thanks for the help.

      Lee

      On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 9:29 PM, James Dempsey <jdempsey@...> wrote:
      > Hi Lee,
      >
      > See http://wiki.pcgen.org/FAQ_and_Help#Java_7 for info on issue #2. That
      > is the big one.
      >
      > To my knowledge there isn't a repository holding a copy of the latests
      > alphas, which is what I would recommend to use on Ubuntu with the
      > packaged Java. We hope to produce Linux packages for our production
      > releases in the future though.
      >
      > For installing PCGen manually on Linux, there are no hard requirements
      > for file locations. PCGen doesn't care where it is. It will mostly
      > depend on file system permissions and personal preference.
      >
      > Cheers,
      > James Dempsey
      > PCGen Code SB
      >
      > On 10/06/2012 11:09 AM Pythor wrote
      >> Hi,
      >>       I haven't been using Pcgen for quite a while, but I'm trying to
      >> get it running on my new PC.  This one is Ubuntu Precise Pangolin.
      >> I've got the files downloaded, but I'm not entirely sure I did it
      >> right, and I'm having problems.
      >>
      >>       I'll start with some questions:
      >>            1. Is there a repository that I can use to get PCgen
      >> installed realtively painlessly?  I've found a reference to one
      >> online, but it's old and doesn't look up to date.
      >>            2. Is Sun Java 6 required?  I've got Open JDK Java 6, and
      >> Sun Java 7, but the same problems happen with both.
      >>            3. Is there a specific path I should put the files in if I
      >> am doing it myself?  I've tried ~/pcgen/ and ~/pcgen-5.16.x
      >>
      >>       And if those answers are "No, No one of those is acceptable, and
      >> one of those should work"... then I have issues.  If those aren't the
      >> right answers, I'm willing to start over trying whatever is generally
      >> accepted.  Here's the problem I have.
      >>            1. PCgen will run, showing me the opening screen, but...
      >>            2. No  tip shows up (not a big deal, but a symptom)
      >>            3. Load Sources is greyed out.
      >>            4. Install sources seems to work (It let me choose the Paizo
      >> APG file, and if I choose it again, it tells me files already exist)
      >> but, it runs forever.  When I loaded the Paizo APG, it took several
      >> hours.
      >>            5. Select sources brings up a dialog, but with no sources to pick.
      >>
      >>
      >>       Can anyone help me out, or point me in the direction of a good
      >> Linux based guide on how to get up and running?
      >>
      >> Lee
      >
      >
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      >
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