2011-10-05

OpenClock and Gentoo

OpenClonk is an open source game that has been in development for some time. Its fun and free.

I downloaded a binary some time ago and started using it, but the latest release just doesn't work on my Gentoo machine in binary form. After some digging I didn't found an ebuild for this release, just for the live version. So I wrote my own and added to Gentoo's bug database.

I learned a few things along the way but didn't get it as clean as I wanted. If someone knows how to convince cmake to install to a different directory than the prefix used it would be great. I ended up doing a patch for the generated cmake_install.cmake. If anyone knows how to avoid that patch I would appreciate the help.

Here is a preview of the game: