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asked 2014-05-21 20:52:20 -0500

florian gravatar image

Hi, can anybody please expain me how to install the most recent version of pokerth on Fedora20?

Thanks F

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close date 2014-06-14 22:33:15.270164


So did you guys started playing poker...?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-06-11 22:58:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-06-14 05:32:11 -0500

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Hi, I owe some apologies! I've been horribly AFK the last year or so due to work obligations. That situation has changed, and I'm providing some needed love to the few packages I still have ownership of, and trying to gauge my ability to dive in to things more deeply. I've created updates for Fedora 19 and Fedora 20 to the latest upstream release of PokerTH and it should be in updates-testing soon.

Anyone want to fire up a game of PokerTH this week and get those updates enough Karma to hit stable? :)

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Nice! Shall test and give karma! Thanks @rrix.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-06-14 08:59:01 -0500 )edit

Welcome back, @rrix

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-06-14 10:26:29 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-05-27 19:17:03 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

updated 2014-06-11 21:43:52 -0500

Doesn't this work?

sudo yum install pokerth


I see there's already a bug filed, but the maintainer hasn't responded to it. The new version is available for Fedora 21, and the maintainer probably doesn't plan to build it for F20 following the Fedora updates policy. If you think it the update has important fixes and should be available in Fedora 20, please comment on the bug and ask the maintainer to push an update.


For the time being, I've put up a pokerth-f20 copr repository. You can use this until the maintainers update the package in the official Fedora repositories. Please note that this package is untested, and will not receive frequent updates.

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no. the most recent version of pokerth doesn't make into the repos. Florian

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-06-10 20:15:01 -0500 )edit

Thanks Francisco!

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-06-11 22:47:57 -0500 )edit

Please use the packages from the main fedora repository that @rrix has built. I'm shutting down the COPR repository.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-06-14 08:58:39 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-06-11 08:46:41 -0500

hedayat gravatar image

Go to pokerth download page and dowload the linux installer or binary. For the latter option, you should download PokerTH-1.1.1-linux.tar.bz2 and as it says:

No Installer: just unpack and run "./" (32bit mode)

However, if you have a 64bit Fedora installaion, you might need to install some 32bit dependencies (it fails to run with some errors about missing libraries). For each missing library, you should install the corresponding i686 package. For example, to install 32bit glibc you should run:

yum install glibc.i686

You might also try to install the library directly. It should reside in either /lib/ or /usr/lib. So, if for example is missing you can try:

yum install /lib/ /usr/lib/
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While this will work, I strongly recommend requesting the maintainer to push an update so you can avail the advantages of an rpm package. :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-06-11 12:39:40 -0500 )edit

I agree. But I thought it'll take some time and the user should know about immediate solutions. And as you already mentioned, a bug report is already present for the new version.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-06-11 12:48:59 -0500 )edit

Francisco, I talked to the maintainer some time ago and it seemed as if they were not interested in following Fedora's Update policy. No idea why... Hedayat: Thanks for the solution. That makes sense to me.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-06-11 22:46:36 -0500 )edit

@Florian you're welcome. And actually, they ARE following Fedora update policy which discourages MAJOR updates which can break user experience. However, that is subjective and the maintainer can judge if an update is suitable for a Fedora release. IMHO, games should be updated always unless they severly break compatibility (e.g. their network protocol changes).

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-06-12 02:01:50 -0500 )edit

@rrix: That would be great. Thanks in advance. Could also please convert your comment into an answer. I could accept that as the right answer to my question and close the question. Thanks again. Florian

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-06-14 22:27:57 -0500 )edit

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