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Running UQM on Fedora Linux
« on: September 11, 2009, 12:57:08 am »

The latest version of Fedora (version 11 at time of posting) ships the UQM program package, but does not include the content package. Trying to launch uqm results in a program popping up which says the UQM content is licensed in a manner incompatible with Fedora. On my system it then tries to download the package file (assuming you agree to their license). On my system the package loader
A) fails to download UQM
B) the uqm program always launches this malfunctioning downloader, whether the content files are installed or not.


To get around these problems, do the following on Fedora:

1. Download the content package from here http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/sc2/UQM/0.6/uqm-0.6.0-content.uqm?use_mirror=voxel

2. Save the package in /usr/share/uqm/content/packages/

3. Edit the file /usr/bin/uqm and delete everything that's in the file.

4. Then place the following in the /usr/bin/uqm file and save it.
#!/bin/sh
exec /usr/games/uqm -n /usr/share/uqm/content


From then on, running the command "uqm" should work.
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Re: Running UQM on Fedora Linux
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 04:15:17 pm »

Interesting. Unfortunately, we cannot do anything about this, as we do not maintain the Fedora package. I suggest that you report the same problems with the Fedora package maintainer.
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Re: Running UQM on Fedora Linux
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009, 04:41:07 pm »

Meep,

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply this was at any way a fault of the UQM team. It's certainly an issue with Fedora and the way they're dealing with a potential licensing problem. I posted the fix here because I figured other people might have the same problem and come here for help.
The UQM devs don't have to deal with this at all.

The bug has been reported to Fedora.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=494465
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