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2.1 GNU/Linux and Unix

Untar the sources, change to the directory gnugo-3.2. Now do:

   ./configure [OPTIONS]

Several configure options will be explained in detail in the next section (see section 2.2 Configure Options). You do not need to set these unless you are dissatisfied with GNU Go's performance or wish to vary the experimental options.

As an example,

   ./configure --enable-experimental-semeai --enable-owl-threats

turns on two experimental options.

You have now made a binary called `interface/gnugo'. Now (running as root) type

   make install

to install gnugo in `/usr/local/bin'.

There are different methods of using GNU Go. You may run it from the command line by just typing:


but it is nicer to run it using CGoban 1 (under X-Windows) or Jago (on any platform with a Java runtime environment).

You can get the most recent version of CGoban 1 from Bill Shubert's web site: http://www.igoweb.org/~wms/comp/cgoban/index.html The CGoban version number MUST be 1.9.1 at least or it won't work. CGoban 2 will not work.

See section 3.2 Running GNU Go via CGoban, for instructions on how to run GNU Go from Cgoban, or See section 3.5 Running GNU Go via Jago, for Jago.

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