Orxonox does not run on the official version of Debian Sarge because libqt4 is missing. Maybe using a backport of QT4 from http://backports.org/ could solve this problem (this has not yet been tested).
Installing Orxonox on Debian Etch 4.0 works fine. Installing on Debian Testing (Lenny) and Debian SID (aka Unstable Debian) should work too (this has not yet been tested).
Installing the Libraries
wraith root # apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libqt4-dev libglut3-dev libglew-dev libopenal-dev libvorbis-dev libavformat-dev libcurl3-dev liblualib50-dev ...
Users of the proprietary Nvidia driver need additional the nvidia opengl files:
wraith root # apt-get install nvidia-glx-dev
Installing Developer Tools
wraith root # apt-get install subversion automake1.9 g++
Getting the Source Code
Check out the source via anonymous subversion login. This will download the whole project to the directory orxonox-dir.
wraith user $ svn co http://svn.orxonox.net/orxonox/trunk orxonox-dir/trunk wraith user $ svn co http://svn.orxonox.net/data/trunk orxonox-dir/data/trunk
You won't be able to commit your own code (check in) with the anonymous subversion repository. You have to ask us for a username/password combination. If you already have an account, check it out like this:
wraith user $ svn co https://svn.orxonox.net/orxonox/trunk orxonox-dir/trunk wraith user $ svn co https://svn.orxonox.net/data/trunk orxonox-dir/data/trunk
You will be asked for your username and password, that you got from us.
Just change into the trunk directory, then execute configure and make….
wraith user $ cd ./orxonox/trunk/ wraith user $ ./autogen.sh wraith user $ ./configure ... wraith user $ make
wraith user $ cd ./orxonox/trunk/src wraith user $ ./orxonox
Select the data file orxonox/data/trunk/data.oxd in the menu and play!
If you want to profile Orxonox (measure its performance) you will probably want to view the statistics in a special program like kprof.
wraith root # apt-get install kprof
A word of warning: Orxonox runs much much slower with profiling enabled.
wraith user # cd ./orxonox/trunk/ wraith user # ./configure --enable-profile ... wraith user # make ... wraith user # cd src wraith user # ./orxonox
Orxonox now runs very slowly and writes its profiling statistics to a file called gmon.out. Remember that _only_ the Orxonox functionalities you use while profiling will be profiled (since the profile log is written while the program is been executed).
After you exit Orxonox, you can parse the output file and then open it in kprof:
wraith user # gprof -b ./orxonox > text.out wraith user # kprof -f text.out
For more documentation see the development resources.