Installing on Linux

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There are various packages of BZFlag available to many different distributions.

Compiling from Source

This document is not designed to cover information about compiling.

Main article: Compiling

see also ubuntu_and_bzflag_2.4

Installing from tarball

You extract it and run the install script as root.

   tar -vzxf package.tar.gz
   cd bzflag-2.4.2
   ./configure --prefix=/install/path
   sudo make install

Installing using a package manager

This depends on your distribution. Different distributions use different package managers.

To understand the command lines please understand:

$ indicates a user shell
# indicates a root shell

$ sudo is replaceable by #

Graphical Package Managers

Search for "BZFlag" and install it.
BZFlag will most likely be sorted to the Games category.

Fedora / Red Hat / Mandriva

$ sudo yum install bzflag

For the server package:

$ sudo yum install bzflag-server


$ sudo zypper install bzflag

For the server package:

$ sudo zypper install bzflag-server

Native RPM

$ sudo rpm -ivh bzflag.x86.208.rpm

Ubuntu / Debian

$ sudo apt-get install bzflag

For the server package:

$ sudo apt-get install bzflag-server


# pacman -S bzflag


# emerge bzflag

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