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Mira
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linux compilation

Post #1by Mira » 29.12.2016, 16:51

Sorry from my Google English !

I want to compile Celestia to see the state of the software, because i want to contribute !

I'm on ubuntu 16.10 - 64

I get the github source a i try to compile it with autotools. I hate autotools so I'm not biased. :biggrin:

./autoconf
aclocal
./automake

I skip all warning a i have:

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configure.ac:98: error: required file 'admin/ltmain.sh' not found
configure.ac:83: error: required file 'config.h.in' not found
src/celengine/Makefile.am:9: warning: source file '$(top_srcdir)/thirdparty/glew/src/glew.c' is in a subdirectory,
src/celengine/Makefile.am:9: but option 'subdir-objects' is disabled
src/celengine/Makefile.am:9: warning: source file '$(top_srcdir)/thirdparty/curveplot/src/curveplot.cpp' is in a subdirectory,
src/celengine/Makefile.am:9: but option 'subdir-objects' is disabled


I try ./configure --with-glut and i have :

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configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: error: cannot find input file: `Makefile.in'


Anyone can say me who compiling the sources ?

Added after 6 hours 23 minutes:
I have found a solution !

This following standard command
autoconf
aclocal
automake
./configure --with ....

create this error.

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configure.ac:98: error: required file 'admin/ltmain.sh' not found
configure.ac:83: error: required file 'config.h.in' not found


I found a post that explain why : https://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/html_node/Error-required-file-ltmain_002esh-not-found.html

I write this following lines :

autoreconf
libtoolize
autoconf
automake
./configure --with-glut

And it works !

I have a makefile, so I can start the process to compile the sources. :smile:

The process failed but this is another story.

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Post #2by John Van Vliet » 30.12.2016, 08:28

use the QT4 "celestia.pro" file for QT Creator and compile with that

the m4 macros and some autotools code needs to be updated

this stopped working on the current SVN pull last year

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autoreconf -v -i

./configure --prefix=/DATA/SUSE --with-lua --with-qt --with-cspice-dir=/DATA/NGT/cspice

make -j4 && make install


this should work

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mkdir BUILD
cd BUILD
qmake ../


( use qmake or qmake-4 depending on your "alternatives" list

but FIRST install libpng 12
and Point qmake to use that version
i have not YET added the png16 patch to my github tree

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Post #3by Mira » 30.12.2016, 10:50

Thanks !!!

I will try it now.
I'm sorry, i need assistance.

I install qmake, libpng on ubuntu 16.10 64bits.

I try

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mkdir build
cd build
qmake ../


Nothing seems to happen but a makefile was created

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ls Celestia/build/
Makefile  moc  obj  rcc  src


i try make but i get this error:

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make: ***  no rules to make  src/celestia/qt/data/celestia.desktop.sh 


What did I miss?

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Post #4by John Van Vliet » 31.12.2016, 08:50

for Linux users i just updated the git page i have

this builds with
gcc 4.8
qmake-qt4
libpng16
LUA 5.1
CSPICE
AND with autotools
https://github.com/JohnVV/MyCelestiaBuild

install the naif cspice ( if used i RECOMMEND IT )
http://naif.jpl.nasa.gov/naif/toolkit_C.html

edit the "celestia.pro" to point to your spice install
-- manual install !!!

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mkdir BUILD
cd BUILD
qmake-qt4 ../


or
-- still have to manually add the "celestia.desktop" file by hand

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autoreconf -v -i

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-lua --with-qt --with-cspice-dir=/YourInstallLocation/NGT/cspice

make
su
make install



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Post #5by permaneub » 01.01.2017, 10:51

Hi John,
Your instructions work fine for building on Ubuntu 16.04,
all I had to do was install the QT4 build tools with:

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sudo apt install qt4-dev-tools libqt4-dev


cheers


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