When executing Dwarf fortress, comes up with this error. I'm quite new to ubuntu and I could do with some help.

No value set for `/desktop/gnome/applications/terminal/exec'
No value set for `/desktop/gnome/applications/terminal/exec_arg'
xdg-terminal: configured terminal program '' not found or not executable

I am pretty sure this isn't to do with libraries.


So it looks like you hit the same problem as I did with the "Lazy Newb Pack for Linux". After some digging it turns out that repository includes a fairly old version of PyLNP which contains a broken xdg-terminal script. (Worse still the pack additionally contains a redundant copy of xdg-terminal which is never used as the release bundles a binary copy of PyLNP!)

Maybe you're like me and simply wanted to play the game. If so you can pretty much install some dependencies, download the original game, extract it and run the thing. Problem with that is that you're left with ASCII art instead of a nice graphical tileset.

I spent an embarrassing amount of time this evening learning about the various moving parts and I finally came up with some (fairly) simple installation instructions: https://gist.github.com/kzar/341cbb885896e082acb6


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