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#1 2015-11-19 11:22:32

LyTchet
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port of Debian's game-data-packager to Arch Linux

Hi,

I'm new here.

This morning I've installed Arch in a VM & ported Debian's game-data-packager to Arch.

This is a tool that create .deb / .rpm and now .pkg.tar.xz from commercial games assets.

So this instantly provides Arch users recipes to build more than 300 packages,
with Steam & GOG.com integration, some are even freely downloadable.

Almost all the ScummVM games are now supported + the Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake series etc...

http://pkg-games.alioth.debian.org/game-data/

An other goal is to support all existing languages; there is also security in mind:
every single file or archive is matched against known good/bad md5/sha1.


I'd need some help regarding this:
"error: missing package metadata in soltys-en-data-1.0+44-any.pkg.tar.xz
error: could not load package 'soltys-en-data-1.0+44-any.pkg.tar.xz': invalid or corrupted package"

I cna browse the archives with Midnight Commander and they seems
fine, but still I've made a mistake somewhere.
FIXED

I had to ditch makepkg and build the package by myself for various reasons
e.g. running out of space when having
- GOG.com's setup_...exe (can be as huge as 2GB for some games)
- unpacked assets
- temp tarball repack for makepkg
- generated tar.xz
in /tmp

http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-game … dfc6dc4399

So maybe if someone can help ? :-)

FIXED

Last edited by LyTchet (2015-11-19 20:39:11)

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#2 2015-11-19 15:02:16

ewaller
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Re: port of Debian's game-data-packager to Arch Linux

LyTchet,

Welcome to Arch Linux.   Can you expound a little on the meaning of

This is a tool that create .deb / .rpm and now .pkg.tar.xz from commercial games assets.

As moderator, I want to understand the implications of this as it relates to copyrights on those games.
Thanks


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#3 2015-11-19 17:44:28

LyTchet
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Re: port of Debian's game-data-packager to Arch Linux

ewaller wrote:

As moderator, I want to understand the implications of this as it relates to copyrights on those games.

I understand your concern and I had the same ones when I did a survey of alternive
implementation and found things such as this: https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/ … kyrandia-1


I don't believe abandonware is a thing, so this tool only provides recipes to download:
- games bought on GOG.com or Steam
- games that have been open-sourced, but no-one did the needed work to package for Debian
      (Dračí Historie, Sołtys, DreamWeb)
- fan-made games for ScummVM or doom engines (Hank's Quest, Chivalry is not Dead, Compet-N wads)
- games assets that are freely downloadable but not redistributable if repacked
   (shareware FPS for Id Software, Tyrian)

For all the other games, someone must have the original media.
(...and so likely an e-Bay account)

This availability information can be found on the right side of this dashboard:

http://pkg-games.alioth.debian.org/game-data/

Greets,

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#4 2015-11-19 17:49:12

LyTchet
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Registered: 2015-11-19
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Re: port of Debian's game-data-packager to Arch Linux

PS: Debian wouldn't even consider turning screenshot into icons as beeing OK/fair use, so I spent some thing drawing some icons;
but I'm not that good at that (last row): http://users.skynet.be/bs366950/icons/

Here's the full copyright of all parts:
http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-game … /copyright

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#5 2015-11-19 19:35:11

ewaller
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Re: port of Debian's game-data-packager to Arch Linux

Thank you.


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