My distro drops gtkglext

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My distro drops gtkglext

Post #1by msdobrescu » 15.03.2020, 21:31

Hello,

I use Sabayon Linux, Gentoo based.
They published the following announcement:

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[gentoo-dev-announce] Last rites: sci-astronomy/celestia
# David Seifert <soap@gentoo.org> (2020-01-21)
# All released versions depend on EOL gtkglext, no revdeps.
# Bug #644334, #694834. Removal in 30 days.
sci-astronomy/celestia


Is there some new/beta version to replace that?

Thank you!

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Post #2by pirogronian » 16.03.2020, 00:02

msdobrescu wrote:Is there some new/beta version to replace that?

Just look around... :wink:
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Post #3by SevenSpheres » 16.03.2020, 00:24

pirogronian, you can be more helpful than that.

msdobrescu, you can build from Celestia's GitHub repository here (the SourceForge repository is long obsolete). It may not work on all Linux distros (I don't know).
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Post #4by msdobrescu » 17.03.2020, 06:51

Hi, thanks for the answers.

Who can tell me if the proposed source version is still depending on gtkglext or not?

Thanks.

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Post #5by pirogronian » 17.03.2020, 08:15

If You disable gtk frontend, I'm sure it will not depend. Otherwise I dont know.
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Post #6by onetwothree » 17.03.2020, 09:26

Yes, gtk2 interface still depends on gtkglext. Use Qt5 based instead. Or you can join us and replace gtkglext and other deprecated gtk features with current alternatives.

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Post #7by msdobrescu » 17.03.2020, 18:58

OK, it compiles, but does not start due to the "Error reading configuration file." error.
I have not installed it in the standard directory. How could I run it installed on a path in the home directory?

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Post #8by onetwothree » 18.03.2020, 07:02

Have you read https://github.com/CelestiaProject/Celestia/blob/master/INSTALL.md?

Celestia will be installed into /usr/local by default, with data files landing in /usr/local/share/celestia, but you may specify a new location with the following option to cmake: -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/another/path.

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Post #9by msdobrescu » 18.03.2020, 10:33

Thanks, I've read it, but applied wrong. I've took the steps again and works fine!


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