Install the .rpm or .deb files like you would install any of these
rpm -i glGo-xxx.rpm or
glGo-xxx.deb. If you use the .tar.gz archive, unpack it somewhere
and run the
glGo.install script. To uninstall, run
Basically it does not matter which of the installers you use. Take the one most fitting for your distribution. They all install exactly the same files.
The user configuration is found in
$HOME/.glGo. Please remove this directory manually
In any case you require OpenGL libraries installed, they are installed together with your hardware driver. In worst case, install the Mesa libraries for software-only rendering, but this is not recommended
glGo on Linux uses the GTK-2 toolkit. This requires a couple of libraries available. They should be installed together with GTK-2 from your distribution. If you use the Gnome desktop, you already have all of these libraries.
You need the following SDL libraries: libsdl, libsdl_ttf and
libsdl_image. They are all available with all major Linux distributions. If you
don't have them already installed, get them from your distribution. In case try
ldd glGo to check the dependencies.
You need the Python 2.4 runtime library installed (shared library). Python should be included in almost every Linux distribution.
For the sound system you need either the OpenAL or the SDL_mixer runtime libraries installed. They should be included in every Linux distribution. Unlike Windows, OpenAL is not included in the Linux glGo installer, as it is to be preferred to use your Linux distribution version. If neither libopenal nor libSDL_mixer are available, glGo should still run, but without sound output.
Here are the most important dependencies. Nothing special, but you might need to install some library from your distribution.
Optional for sound output:
If you want to play with GNU Go, please install it from your
distribution, it is included in almost any, or compile it yourself. Make sure
the gnugo binary is found in your PATH environment, so glGo will find it. Common
If you installed glGo in an unusual directory, you can use the
“-s” commandline option to point to the shared data directory.
/home/foobar/myprogs/coolapps/glGo/share. Another possibility is to
set the environment variable “GLGO_SHARED_PATH”, for example in
“-s” option has higher priority than the environment variable. If
neither is given glGo will search for the shared directory in the folder the
binary is located,
$HOME/.local/share/glGo. If no shared directory is
found, glGo will fail to start. If you keep the default directories in the
installation and don't move files around later, you do not need to worry about
glGo support libraries (libalsound.so, libsdlsound.so and
libsgfparser.so) are located in
/usr/lib/games/glGo. If you really need to move
this directory around, you need to tell glGo the location of these libraries.
You can do this by setting the environment LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the new
Additionally to rpm, deb and tar.gz format, glGo for Linux is available as alternative installer using Autopackage, a new multi-distribution installation system which does not rely on the distribution specific formats. Unlike rpm, deb and the tar.gz installer, Autopackage offers the possibility to install glGo as user without root access.
glGo-xxxx.package file in a
terminal or from Nautilus/Konqueror. Depending on your current environment, a
GTK, Qt or ncurses frontend will start. If this is the first autopackage you are
installing on your Linux system, it will require some additional libraries. This
is an automated process and only needed once. When the autopackage system has
been installed, upgrading existing packages or installing new ones won't require
this procedure again.
Autopackage will prompt you for the root password. If you provide
the password, glGo will install into
/usr. If not, glGo is installed into
$HOME/.local. These are the default locations and
can be overwritten using the --prefix parameter. See "glGo-xxxx.package --help"
The installer will check your system for the availability of required libraries. If any are missing, please install them from your Linux distribution.
When installing into userspace, the glGo binary will be in
To deinstall glGo, use