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Adel Sorra
Posted - 2007.12.16 06:51:00 - [1]
 

One of the nasty things about the official linux client is that it doesn't play nice with a full cedega (one of the points Postlatta Mouseanon pointet out here)

There is a fix which is describled in the running-multiple-clients-howto in the kb (its not adressing the same topic but the procedure fixes this problem too)

in short:
- if you have cedega installed, and want to install the eve-client, rename your ~/.cedega folder to ~/.cedega.bak or soemthing (will be restored)
- install eve
- rename your NEW ~/.cedega to ~/.eve (or something)
- now edit your eve-shortcuts to say something like :
export CEDEGA_PATH=/home/USERNAME/.eve &&
$CEDEGA_PATH/.updater/cedegaUpdateChecker -GAME EveOnline-linux
- now rename your ~/.cedega.bak back to ~/.cedega

now everything eve-related runs in .eve, and .cedega stays clean of eve-engines

To the devs:
this fix is sooo easy, why do you even install eve in .cedega in the first place? if at least this could be changed i'll be quiet about why i have to copy my .eve folder to use multiple clients.
you wouldn't have to change existing intallation, but at least prevent problems in the future at installation time by installing to .eve. using CEDEGA_PATH seems to bee bullet proof, didn't had any problems so far

farfrael
FP Enterprise
Posted - 2007.12.16 11:16:00 - [2]
 

Confirm it works fine, I have 2 clients + cedega installed, all working fine
- normal cedega in .cedega (no choice here)
- first CCP eve client in EVE1 (you do not need to put a . in front of the folder name)
- second CCP eve client in EVE2

Technically, you could even install the eve clients in /usr/local/bin/EVE if you wanted to

just create a shortcut for each client (or a bash script, i prefer a bash script but YMMV) with the path mentioned below
export CEDEGA_PATH=/home/USERNAME/EVEFOLDERNAME && $CEDEGA_PATH/.updater/cedegaUpdateChecker -GAME EveOnline-linux

If you want to access the config menu you just need to add -config at the end of the path
export CEDEGA_PATH=/home/USERNAME/EVEFOLDERNAME && $CEDEGA_PATH/.updater/cedegaUpdateChecker -GAME EveOnline-linux -config

Min Davoi
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2007.12.17 14:02:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Min Davoi on 17/12/2007 15:50:23
Edited by: Min Davoi on 17/12/2007 14:08:51
Edited by: Min Davoi on 17/12/2007 14:08:25
Originally by: "farfrael"
Technically, you could even install the eve clients in /usr/local/bin/EVE if you wanted to


Hate to nitpick (I lie, I love it), but this really is a bugbear of mine, but you NEVER put a full program and all it's auxiliary files under a /bin directory, not even /usr/local/bin/ (actually especially not if you are running *BSD). bin is short for binary, i.e. executable files and scripts ONLY.

The correct place to shovel it is under /opt , eg /opt/CCP/EVE/ and put symlinks to the client programs in /usr/bin/ . That is what /opt is for, all the OPTional stuff that doesn't go anywhere else. You could put it under /usr/local/games/CCP/EVE, not as correct (depending on who you talk to) but won't annoy those who give a fsck about *nix filesystem layouts.

That is why if you don't know where to put it, you leave it in your /home directory - which is meant to get messy. You can even have ~/bin/ and ~/opt/ with all the trimmings if you are really want to.

EDIT: Anyway I ageee ~/.cedega/ is a stupid place for the Linux client, and thanks for the pointers on relocating it.

Postlatta Mouseanon
Caldari
State War Academy
Posted - 2007.12.19 02:49:00 - [4]
 

Hi guys, thanks for the info....

But I sadly have to be critical here. Why.... would a stock Cedega install fubar EVE. I mean I know *why* now. I'm just wondering *why*.

That sort of makes me angry. Because I have problems installing other games under the full Cedega package when the Official EVE client is installed. I suppose if I wanted to waste time I could figure out if the Official EVE client was also hosing the full Cedega install.

What a mess.

I know that those of us that are technically inclined are hacking away at this and having some success. But this should have been released as "EXPERIMENTAL". Not an "Official Client".

Although, the original Linux client prior to patch was actually usable.


 

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