I tried installing Vavoom-1.24 from source code for the first time 27 September 2007 without success, or more accurately, I tried running Vavoom-1.24 after the installation without success. The program did not run at all. For configuration parameters, I used <./configure --with-SDL --without-openal>. The configuration and installation moved along without any error messages, so <make install> was followed with <make clean>.
I want to use the original DOOM demo wad (DOOM1.WAD) to test the installation, which as I recall from my reading is permissible, so I copied it to my /usr/local/share/vavoom folder, containing the following files:
[me@mycomputer vavoom]$ ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 1024 Sep 27 11:34 basev/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4196020 Sep 27 11:44 DOOM1.WAD
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 377 Sep 27 11:34 vavoom.png
In my /usr/local/bin folder, I have the following files:
[me@mycomputer bin]$ ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7294509 Sep 26 13:56 dosbox*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 177 Sep 27 11:34 vavoom*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 187 Sep 27 11:34 vavoom-dedicated*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4335059 Sep 27 11:34 vavoom-dedicated.i686*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7725819 Sep 27 11:34 vavoom.i686*
Running <vavoom> at the CLI, gives the following output:
Game mode indeterminate.
Running <vavoom.i686> at the CLI, gives slightly different results:
Doing delete GSoundManager
W_GetNumForName: pnames not found!
The files /usr/local/share/vavoom-dedicated* and /usr/local/share/vavoom-dedicated.i686* each read as follows:
# Needed to make symlinks/shortcuts work.
# the binaries must run with correct working directory
One day prior to my Vavoom-1.24 installation, I did a successful install of DosBox-0.72 from source code. DosBox-0.72 also needs the SDL development libraries, so I am very confident that they are not the cause of any problems.
I am running Mandriva 2007.0, kernel 2.6.17-5mdv, on a Compaq Deskpro EN, P3, 933MHz. My Nvidia TNT2 Pro AGP card is set-up to use the OpenGL driver (2D-accelerated mode) provided with my Mandriva distribution.
Any advice on what went wrong would be greatly appreciated. I am out of ideas on this one.