Installing snes9x on Debian

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SandmanLobo
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Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by SandmanLobo » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:17 pm

So, after about a decade away from Snes9x I decided to play again and found out that now they have Linux support, which is awesome.

Unfortunately, I had a lot of trouble trying to install the latest version of Snes9x on my Debian PC and the README provided by the source files was quite unhelpful. After about 4 hours of messing around trying to find what was missing from my computer I was finally able to properly install Snes9x on my computer; so I decided to make a script with everything I had to do to install it for when I needed to do so again, so I'm sharing that script here for anyone who might be having trouble installing Snes9x on Linux.

This script was created and tested on Debian 8 (Jessie), but I have no reason to believe it won't work on other Debian distributions or Ubuntu.

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#!/bin/bash

sudo aptitude update &&
sudo aptitude install pkg-config libgtk2.0-dev libxml2-dev libxv-dev libsdl-dev libsdl-dev -y &&
wget http://launchpad.net/intltool/trunk/0.50.2/+download/intltool-0.50.2.tar.gz &&
tar -xzf intltool-0.50.2.tar.gz &&
sudo chmod -R 777 intltool-0.50.2 &&
cd intltool-0.50.2 &&
./configure &&
make &&
sudo make install &&
cd .. &&
rm -r intltool-0.50.2 &&
rm intltool-0.50.2.tar.gz &&
wget http://files.ipherswipsite.com/snes9x/snes9x-1.53-src.tar.bz2 &&
tar -xjf snes9x-1.53-src.tar.bz2 &&
sudo chmod -R 777 snes9x-1.53-src &&
cd snes9x-1.53-src/gtk &&
./configure &&
make &&
sudo make install &&
cd ../.. &&
rm -r snes9x-1.53-src &&
rm snes9x-1.53-src.tar.bz2
Just copy and paste the code on a script file, or download the file I am providing. In both cases you will probably have to change the script permissions to execute it (chmod 777 nameofthescript.sh)
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freddiaN
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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by freddiaN » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:14 pm

Thanks alot!
I was also trying to install it on elementaryos 0.4 (loki) and I just had to replace aptitude with apt and it worked fine (so if anyone else wants to do the same, just replace it and it will work fine, atleast it did for me :P)

tititutu
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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by tititutu » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:27 am

Here is what works for me on the last Debian stable (Stretch). I don't use sudo as a default user doesn't have the sudo rights on Debian.

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su -
apt-get install -y pkg-config libgtk2.0-dev libxml2-dev libxv-dev libsdl-dev libsdl-dev intltool  &&
cd /tmp  &&
wget http://files.ipherswipsite.com/snes9x/snes9x-1.53-src.tar.bz2 &&
tar -xjf snes9x-1.53-src.tar.bz2 &&
cd snes9x-1.53-src/gtk &&
./configure &&
make &&
make install

andrebrait
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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by andrebrait » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:02 am

Oops, correcting my script for 1.54.1

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su -
apt-get install -y pkg-config libgtk2.0-dev libxml2-dev libxv-dev libsdl-dev libsdl-dev intltool  &&
cd /tmp  &&
wget http://www.s9x-w32.de/dl/snes9x-1.54.1.tar.bz2 &&
tar -xjf snes9x-1.54.1.tar.bz2 &&
cd snes9x-1.54.1/gtk &&
./configure &&
make &&
make install

andrebrait
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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by andrebrait » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:37 am

Updating for 1.55

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su -
apt-get install -y pkg-config libgtk2.0-dev libxml2-dev libxv-dev libsdl-dev libsdl-dev intltool libminizip-dev &&
cd /tmp  &&
wget http://www.s9x-w32.de/dl/snes9x-1.55.tar.bz2 &&
tar -xjf snes9x-1.55.tar.bz2 &&
cd snes9x-1.55/gtk &&
./configure &&
make &&
make install

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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by fluttr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:12 pm

This script will download Snes9x tarball, compile it and then build a Debian package using checkinstall, so you can manage distributive with dpkg and apt.
Script assuming that current user is allowed to run sudo. Don't forget to give this script execution permissions with command like

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chmod +x build_snes9x_debian_package.txt

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#!/bin/bash
set -e

script_root="$( cd "$( dirname "${BASH_SOURCE[0]}" )" && pwd )"

# where the result package will be stored
pkg_dest_dir="${script_root}"
pkg_name="snes9x"
pkg_version="1.55"
# mirrors listed here: http://www.snes9x.com/downloads.php
src_url="http://www.s9x-w32.de/dl/snes9x-1.55.tar.bz2"
src_tarball=${script_root}/$(basename "${src_url}")
build_dir="${script_root}/build"
build_deps=(
    'build-essential' 'checkinstall' 'pkg-config' 'libgtk2.0-dev' 'libxml2-dev' 'libxv-dev'
    'libsdl-dev' 'libsdl-dev' 'intltool' 'libminizip-dev'
)

COLOR_LCYAN='\033[1;36m'
COLOR_DEFAULT='\033[0m'
notify(){
    echo -e "${COLOR_LCYAN}$1${COLOR_DEFAULT}"
}

notify "Installing build dependencies..."
if ! sudo dpkg -s ${build_deps[@]}; then
    sudo apt install --yes ${build_deps[@]}
fi

notify "Downloading and extracting Snes9x source tarball..."
if [ ! -f "${src_tarball}" ]; then
    wget -O "${src_tarball}" "${src_url}"
fi
if [ ! -d "${build_dir}" ]; then
    mkdir -p "${build_dir}"
    tar xjf "${src_tarball}" -C "${build_dir}"
fi

notify "Configuring and building Snes9x sources..."
# Name of extracted from src tarball directory may vary in future. Change it if script fails here.
pushd "${build_dir}"/snes9x*/gtk
./configure && make

notify "Building debian package..."
# You can either add needed package metainformation as checkinstall arguments (see man checkinstall)
# or remove --default switch and then interactively specify needed info
# Also, you can create RPM and Slackware packages with checkinstall if needed
sudo checkinstall     --default --install=no --fstrans=yes     --pakdir "${pkg_dest_dir}"     --pkgname "${pkg_name}"     --pkgversion "${pkg_version}"     sudo make install
popd
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enigma9o7
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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by enigma9o7 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:28 pm

fluttr wrote:This script will download Snes9x tarball, compile it and then build a Debian package using checkinstall, so you can manage distributive with dpkg and apt.
Thanks! Worked for me.

Any chance for a 1.56 update?

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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by BearOso » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:58 pm

Take the last version posted above and change the 1.55 to 1.56.2 in the two places and change the file extension from bz2 to gz

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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by nesnes » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:13 pm

Can someone help me to install snes9x 1.60 on Debian 10? What I've tried so far:

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su -
apt-get install -y pkg-config libgtk2.0-dev libxml2-dev libxv-dev libsdl-dev libsdl-dev intltool libminizip-dev &&
cd /tmp  &&
wget http://www.s9x-w32.de/dl/snes9x-1.60.tar.gz &&
tar -xzf snes9x-1.60.tar.gz &&
cd snes9x-1.60/gtk &&
./configure &&
make &&
make install
Terminal says './configure: No such file or directory'.

odditude
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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by odditude » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:42 pm

try using fluttr's script (with BearOso's tweaks for newer versions), just a few replies before your post.

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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by nesnes » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:55 am

The build system has been switched to Meson:

viewtopic.php?t=26600

So the posted script will not work for 1.60. Unfortunately, I have never compiled anything from source before. Running 'Meson' does not work so far.

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[email protected]:/tmp/snes9x-1.60/gtk$ meson builddir --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release
The Meson build system
Version: 0.49.2
Source dir: /tmp/snes9x-1.60/gtk
Build dir: /tmp/snes9x-1.60/gtk/builddir
Build type: native build
Project name: snes9x-gtk
Project version: 1.60
Native C compiler: cc (gcc 8.3.0 "cc (Debian 8.3.0-6) 8.3.0")
Native C++ compiler: c++ (gcc 8.3.0 "c++ (Debian 8.3.0-6) 8.3.0")
Build machine cpu family: x86_64
Build machine cpu: x86_64
Found pkg-config: /usr/bin/pkg-config (0.29)
Dependency glib-2.0 found: YES 2.58.3
Dependency gthread-2.0 found: YES 2.58.3
Dependency gobject-2.0 found: YES 2.58.3
Found sdl2-config None NO
Dependency sdl2 found: NO (tried pkgconfig and config-tool)

meson.build:29:0: ERROR:  Dependency "sdl2" not found, tried pkgconfig and config-tool

A full log can be found at /tmp/snes9x-1.60/gtk/builddir/meson-logs/meson-log.txt
:?:

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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by odditude » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:36 pm

here's the important part:

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meson.build:29:0: ERROR:  Dependency "sdl2" not found, tried pkgconfig and config-tool
Per the SDL Wiki, you can use the following on Debian (and related distros):

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sudo apt-get install libsdl2-2.0 libsdl2-dev
once that's done, run that Meson command again.

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Re: Installing snes9x on Debian

Post by nesnes » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:23 pm

Many thanks, now all error messages are gone and the installation process works fine!

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