Sunday, 6 September 2009

Electric Sheep on Ubuntu 9.04

Electric Sheep is a lovely screen saver that I've been using for some time. I had a small amount of difficulty to get it to work with Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty), though it is simple enough to fix.

The authors of Electric Sheep have kindly provided a makesheep.sh script that doesn't quite work with Jaunty. In order to get it to work with this distro, do the following:# If you don't have subversion installed:
sudo apt-get install subversion
sudo apt-get install libavutil49
sudo apt-get install libavcodec-dev
sudo apt-get install libavformat-dev
wget http://electricsheep.org/makesheep.sh
chmod 755 makesheep.sh
./makesheep.sh
That's all there is to it.



Note: makesheep.sh works off the shelf with a vanilla install of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic).

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