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I am trying to install openssn on Ubuntu 12.04. I have extracted the file, and when I type cd openssn then sudo make in a terminal I get this:

main.cpp:32:17: fatal error: SDL.h: No such file or directory

I have been searching all over the forum for how to fix this and have had no luck. This is the first time I have tried to install a program.

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I assume you are installing from openssn-1.3.tar.gz. The README is pretty cryptic about what's needed, since it assumes you are a bit experienced and you might be compiling for any number of Linux distributions. A bit by trial and error, I got it to 'make' without error or warning by installing from Synaptic: libsdl-mixer1.2, libsdl-ttf2.0-0, libsmpeg0,sdlbasic, sdlbrt, libasound2-dev, libavahi-client-dev, libavahi-common-dev, libcaca-dev, libdbus-1-dev, libdrm-dev, libgl1-mesa-dev, libglu1-mesa-dev,libpulse-dev, libsdl1.2-dev, libslang2-dev, libx11-xcb-dev, libxcb-glx0-dev, libxdamage-dev, libxfixes-dev, libxxf86vm-dev, mesa-common-dev, x11proto-damage-dev, x11proto-dri2-dev,x11proto-fixes-dev, x11proto-gl-dev, x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev, libsdl-gfx1.2-4, libsdl-gfx1.2-dev, libsdl-image1.2-dev, gnu-smalltalk, gnu-smalltalk-common, libgst7, libmikmod2-dev, libsdl-mixer-gst, libsdl-mixer1.2-dev and libsigsegv2.

I built it on 12.10, so some details may differ slightly.

Good luck and have fun!

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how do i switch from regex to synaptic? – Mark Caron Nov 22 '12 at 13:48
after removing all of the ,s and other verbage, it worked perfectly. Thank you – Mark Caron Nov 22 '12 at 14:11
Awesome! Glad it's working. – chili555 Nov 22 '12 at 15:01

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