A portable Linux i386 build of netrek-client-cow 3.2.7 was released.
Use this build on any version of Linux with a 2.4 or later kernel.


Installation instructions:

1.  download the file,

2.  unpack it,

3.  cd into the directory created,

4.  run the netrek-client-cow script.

The way it works is to use the libraries in the directory structure
rather than the libraries of the host operating system.  There are some
exceptions, which are visible using lsof(8).


a.  security fixes to libraries are not applied, since most of the host
libraries are bypassed,

b.  lack of integration into desktop menus,

c.  source for the included libraries is not included, which means that
to comply with the library source licenses (GPL, LGPL) I must be willing
to provide the source on receipt of a written request,

d.  large size of the .tar.gz, since it includes things that are not
strictly needed.


- the mkportable.sh script in the netrek-client-cow repository.

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at us.netrek.org     http://quozl.netrek.org/
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