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Installing VSTGLAfter download of the binary for your system you have to do a few things to make VSTGL work. The static versions of VSTGL are very easy to install, but the binary is quite large. The dynamically versions are a bit more complicated to install but the binary is much smaller. If you're just interested in having a quick look at VSTGL you should pick the static version.
The downloaded file is the binary compressed with the GNU zip (gzip) program. To unpack the file:
[hans@portable hans]$ gunzip vstgl-<system>-static-0.3.gz
where <system> should be replaced with the type of OS you are using.
That's all. Just type vstgl-<system>-static-0.3 in your xterm and you're off.
If you don't have the free edition Qt 1.42 library installed on your system get it from http://www.trolltech.com. If Qt is installed on your system, you can skip this step.
assuming Qt is installed in the default location.
NetscapeSome times Netscape is doing funny stuff when downloading files - like removing the extension of the file. Use the 'file' program to check if the browser unpacked the file or just removed the extension:
[hans@portable hans]$ file vstgl-<system>-static-0.3
If you get something like this:
vstgl-<system>-static-0.3: gzip compressed data, deflated, original filename, last modified: Thu Apr 15 00:42:43 1999, os: UNIX
the browser just renamed the file, and you should rename it back before using 'gunzip', like this:
[hans@portable hans]$ mv vstgl-<system>-static-0.3 vstgl-<system>-static-0.3.gz
If the 'file' output looks like this:
vstgl-<system>-static-0.3: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1, statically linked, stripped
your browser unpacked the file for you, and you can skip the 'gunzip' step.
[hans@portable hans]$ tar xvfz vstgl-src-<version>.tar.gz
cd into the vstgl-src-<version> directory. In most cases you should only need to type the following three commands to compile and install VSTGL:
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