Fs2 open on Linux/Pre-Compile Configuration
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Before you compile you need to configure it for your system. In the directory you ran the SVN command from, a new directory has appear, namely fs2_open. If your fs2_open is a completely new checkout, you will first need to run the autogen.sh script. Run from inside your newly created fs2_open directory:
autogen.sh is a script that will generate the required makefiles. You will see alot of "checking for this" and "checking for that", this is actually the "configure" script (which can be run with ./configure if you need to change the options) examining and configuring fs2_open for your system.
It is possible to give autogen.sh configure options as well, autogen.sh will pass them along to configure.
A full list of configure options can be found by running the configure script with the '--help' option.
$ ./configure --help