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19th April 2007, 07:07 PM
I just installed FlightGear from the livna repository. It doesn't show up in the Gnome games menu and I cannot seem to locate the bin file for it so I can create a launcher. Anybody know where to look???
19th April 2007, 07:52 PM
"rpm -ql packagename" should tell you all the files that it installed.
19th April 2007, 08:02 PM
I don't see FlightGear in Livna's RepoView, are you sure you got it from there?
19th April 2007, 08:07 PM
Look for FGFS - base , etc. I only have the base repositories installed + livna. I assumed it was from there. I can see it in the package manager
19th April 2007, 08:09 PM
The files are installed under /usr/share/FlightGear. Those are the xml files, though. I can't seem to locate the bin file.
19th April 2007, 08:15 PM
I'm installing right now. One dependency it pulled in was SimGear, does that package have any executables in it? (I'll know when it's installed, but the download is taking another 10 minutes).
19th April 2007, 08:18 PM
I found the fgconsole under usr/bin/.
19th April 2007, 08:37 PM
rpm -qf /usr/bin/fgconsole show it is not part of flight gear
rpm -qi fgfs-base shows... Summary: FlightGear base scenery and data files
I don't think you've found the package with the actual executable, just the data files.
19th April 2007, 08:38 PM
P.S. It's installed from the extras repository, that's where you should probably be looking for the game.
19th April 2007, 08:43 PM
That thought had occured to me. There are two set of files (Atlas and base) in the repository. I would thought the base had the exe in it. I'll have to check it out more later on....got head off to work. May have to go over to Flightgear site
19th April 2007, 08:45 PM
Ok, I'll look over there later on. Thanks for the help
19th April 2007, 08:45 PM
Atlas seems to be a set of tools for managing maps, not the simulator. I can't find it in RepoView, it's odd. Perhaps the actual game has an incompatible license for Fedora, but the map files are okay.
19th April 2007, 10:29 PM
a search in yumex doesnt yeild anymore packages with flightgear and only two that contain the word flight but that are not even close. I have the same thing going on here, I did run flightgear in FC5 ages ago but have moved on to X-Plane so kind of forgot it. Maybe you should try installing from the flightgear site?
22nd April 2007, 03:16 PM
The executable file is named fgfs
I have it in /usr/local/bin because I built it from the source code. However, using the rpms it should be located in usr/bin, otherwise perform a search of fgfs or use which
Use the rpms in the flightgear site. I suggest the SDL version.
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