Re: [pcgen] Help installing on Ubuntu?
- 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.
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.
> James Dempsey
> PCGen Code SB
> On 10/06/2012 11:09 AM Pythor wrote
>> 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
>> 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?
> Related Lists
> PCGen's release site: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net
> PCGen's Mailing Lists and Links: http://wiki.pcgen.org/Mailing_Lists_and_PCGen_Links
> PCGen's alpha build: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/07_autobuilds.php
> PCGen's JIRA Tracker: http://jira.pcgen.org
> PCGen List File Help: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PCGenListFileHelp/
> (for assistance in creating new homebrew or official list files)
> PCGen Experimental: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen_experimental/
> (for new official data source development)
> Yahoo! Groups Links