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RE: [Bug-gnubg] RE: problem with new installation archive

From: Øystein Johansen
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] RE: problem with new installation archive
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 12:40:19 +0200

>===== Original Message From Jon Kinsey <address@hidden> =====
>Øystein Johansen wrote:
>>>===== Original Message From "Peter Sochovsky" <address@hidden>
>> =====
>> [snip]
>>>When now starting GNU-Backgammon I get the following MS-DOS window:
>>>Texture base.bmp not in texture info file
>>>Texture base.bmp not in texture info file
>>>Texture base.bmp not in texture info file
>>>Texture board.bmp not in texture info file
>>>Texture hinge.bmp not in texture info file
>>>Texture base.bmp not in texture info file
>> Thanks for your report, Peter!
>> I'm aware of this problem, and I should have mentioned it on the web page.
>> The situation is that the base.bmp, board.bmp and hinge.bmp textures is
>> requested by your old setting file. (.gnubgautorc)
>> I had two alternatives when I made the archive:
>> 1. If the user installs the new archive, the previous settings
>>    are kept, and he will have the above warning of textures that's
>>    not found. (these textures are abandoned in the new archive.)
>> or...
>> 2. Overwrite the users settings for the new installation. I don't
>>    find this very polite....
>> I picked the first one.
>> Solution:
>> Open the settings file, .gnubgautorc, in your favorite text editor. (That's
>> Vim, isn't it?). Find the line that starts with 'set appearence', and
>> this line. (It's long line). Save file and restart gnubg.
>I fixed this yesterday, but I guess that can't go in this achieve?
>Uninstalling may be a bad idea as it removes the old texture files, or
>that might be a good thing...

I can make a update tonight as well, and see it it solves the problem. What
does the fix do actually?

if hinge.bmp not found do:
   rename ext to png
   open hinge.png


>Another solution is to ignore the error window and select a 3d setting
>in the appearance dialog, save the settings and the errors should go away.

Ah! Yes, really simple. Why didn't I think of that?

>The web-page looks much better spelling wise, you might want to change
>this paragraph:
>The archive contain GTK+ library files, an executable based on the CVS
>repository 29. March 2004 development version 0.14.2 branch (ChangeLog
>1.1538) and a weights file based on the latest weights, gnubg.weights-0.14.
>The archive contains an executable based on the 29th March 2004 version
>0.14.2 CVS repository (ChangeLog 1.1538) and the latest weights file,

Sounds resonable....


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