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    Default downloading xboard

    Hello!

    I downloaded the sources of xboard from here: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/xboard/ . Then I didn`t extract the files (should I?) but saved the files so they are visible in my downloads (xboard-4.7.2.tar.gz). Then I opened the terminal window and typed: sudo zypper install xboard-4.7.2.tar.gz . After that the terminal window showed:

    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    'xboard-4.7.2.tar.gz' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    No provider of 'xboard-4.7.2.tar.gz' found.
    Resolving package dependencies...

    Does anyone know what I should do? /or how can I change directory to the source files in the terminal window?

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    Default Re: downloading xboard

    Hi
    You can install a source file, it needs to be extracted and compiled.....

    Why not just install a slightly older version from packman and then request via the packman mailing list to update the version?
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    Hi
    Better yet, 4.7.2 is in the Games repo;
    http://software.opensuse.org/package/xboard
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    'xboard-4.7.2.tar.gz' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    No provider of 'xboard-4.7.2.tar.gz' found.
    are you trying to install the zipped SOURCECODE file as if it were a rpm ??????

    that will not work

    you have to compile the SORUCECODE
    then install it

    it is NOT a precompiled "package" you can install with zypper

    Then I didn`t extract the files (should I?)
    YES
    then read the two files in it called README and INSTALL
    you will also have to install EVERY needed program that is needed to build the source
    BEFORE you can build this source


    but do yourself a very big favor and use the packagemanager
    and use the games repo as "malcolmlewis" mentioned
    and the "add and install software " GUI in yast2
    or the terminal using "zypper"



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    Thx

    Now I installed xboard from here http://software.opensuse.org/package/xboard and chose "unstable packages" and clicked openSUSE 13.1 and installed games 4.7.2 from the list. However now I can open xboard but it complains failed to start first chess program fairymax on localhost: fairymax: No such file or directory

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    I would like to install stockfish to xboard and polyglot from here: https://sites.google.com/site/hispan...gines/polyglot

    So I first need to extract the polyglot file and stockfish files? After that I planned to use the command: sudo zypper install xboard polyglot stockfish and see where I get

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    On Sat 15 Feb 2014 04:36:01 PM CST, matrix wrote:


    I would like to install stockfish to xboard and polyglot from here:
    https://sites.google.com/site/hispan...gines/polyglot

    So I first need to extract the polyglot file and stockfish files? After
    that I planned to use the command: sudo zypper install xboard polyglot
    stockfish and see where I get


    Hi
    It doesn't work like that unfortunately, they need extracting compiling
    and installing, basically turn the source into a compiled application.
    There are normally readme's included on what is needed to be installed
    to compile etc.

    The zypper application is for installing rpm's which adds extra steps
    from the above to 'package' up all the bits and pieces and add
    additional steps (macros) to do things like run a macro after the
    program is installed to add to the menu system, or start a daemon etc

    Windows applications don't work nativeley in linux, there is wine, but
    then you need to install all the windows associated apps to maybe get
    it to work. You can use virtualization to install a copy of windows and
    run your applications, there is also a product called crossover (wine
    based) that can be used YMMV for this though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matrix View Post
    I would like to install stockfish to xboard and polyglot from here: https://sites.google.com/site/hispan...gines/polyglot

    So I first need to extract the polyglot file and stockfish files? After that I planned to use the command: sudo zypper install xboard polyglot stockfish and see where I get
    Polyglot is available from Packman:
    http://packman.links2linux.de/package/polyglot

    So add the Packman repo if you haven't done so already (for multimedia stuff f.e.), either in YaST->Software Repositories->Add->Community Repositories, or by running:
    Code:
    sudo zypper ar http://packman.inode.at/suse/13.1/ Packman
    Then you can install polyglot with YaST->Software Management or:
    Code:
    sudo zypper in polyglot
    No idea about stockfish though.

    But other engines available as ready packages for openSUSE (and usable with xboard) include crafty and phalanx. The former is available in the Packman repo as well, the latter is even included in the standard distribution, so you can just install it in YaST->Software Management and with zypper.

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    Default Re: AW: Re: downloading xboard

    Ok...

    Thanks for your advices. I decided download stockfish DD source code from here: http://stockfishchess.org/ and extracted into stockfish-dd-src filefolder. When I double clicked it, it opens some files like polyglot.ini, Readme.md, src and src_c11. I opened readme and there was: ### Compiling it yourself

    On Unix-like systems, it should be possible to compile Stockfish
    directly from the source code with the included Makefile.
    In general it is recommended to run `make help` to see a list of make
    targets with corresponding descriptions.

    I went back to the stockfish-dd-src filefolder and clicked on src showing some random files. I found Makefile and there was something like: ### Section 1. General Configuration
    ### ==========================================================================

    ### Establish the operating system name
    UNAME = $(shell uname)

    ### Executable name
    EXE = stockfish

    ### Installation dir definitions
    PREFIX = /usr/local

    The question is how can I compile stockfish? Help would be appreciated, thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by matrix View Post
    The question is how can I compile stockfish? Help would be appreciated, thx
    Extract the archive you downloaded, open a terminal window, cd into the stockfish directory (the one that contains the Makefile) and run "make".
    As the documentation says, you can also run "make help" to get a list of options you can add to "make".

    Most likely you will have to install some other packages as well though, like "make" and a C compiler.
    Better run YaST->Software Management, click on "View"->"Patterns" and install the C/C++ development pattern.

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