agtwash wrote:Would anyone be up for posting a near step-by-step on how to get the server running on here?
Someone else may wish to write up a "near step-by-step" for you. I most likely won't, as I don't believe blindly following instructions without understanding what you're doing is the right way to learn things (although it appears many people in the forum would disagree with me on this point!).
agtwash wrote:I am new to Linux and I'm having a hard time getting things going.
Some general guidance to help you get going:
- In order to get started you will need to have the base building packages for your distro to compile things. On Arch, this is the metapackage 'base-devel'.
- Meet the dependencies as listed in the official synchronet wiki and documentation. This includes things like libnspr4, libncurses, etc..
- Follow this page: http://wiki.synchro.net/install:nix
- There are official support channels for Synchronet, such as via IRC.
You should understand the basics of Linux, such as how to install, start/stop services for your distro, managing packages, how the build process works (configure, Makefiles and friends), how to modify the build process, and most importantly, you must read the documentation/wiki pages.
I hope I am not putting you off, but I want to reiterate that I did need to hack the build process somewhat, especially for the spidermonkey (libmozjs) sources distributed with Synchronet.
And, if you can post specific issues/errors you are having, I can provide more guidance. I am always eager to help those who have truly tried to get it working, but not eager to spoon feed step-by-step.