[quote="Yumi"]I meant that I installed it following this thread
The client starts and claims "starting server" but then hangs as described in my original post.
Tried your suggestions. On freeciv-server I get:
The program 'freeciv-server' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install freeciv-server[/quote]
getting into the directory the file freeciv-server is there. Calling it fails. That is the problem. But I do not understand why?
Could you try './freeciv-server'. './' is needed to start a program from the current directory ... In your case freeciv-server is not found in the path. Thus, you need to start it from the build dir.
Oh, so you have built freeciv yourself and are trying to run it without installing, from build directory. It's possible, supported for making freeciv developers life easier, but not considered normal way of running freeciv.
As running server from arbitrary directory is considered security vulnerability, client finds server from build directory only if you have configured freeciv build with --enable-debug option. Also, some environment variable magic must be done when running freeciv from build dir. There are scripts named ./civ (or ./fcgui in 2.4) and ./ser (./fcser in 2.4) that does that. These wrapper scripts must be used instead of running freeciv-server or client directly.
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