[pkg-fgfs-crew] Bug#497037: flightgear: unclear where to put airport data files

Ian Bruce ian_bruce at fastmail.fm
Fri Aug 29 11:48:06 UTC 2008

Package: flightgear
Version: 1.0.0-3+b1
Severity: normal

The file "/usr/share/doc/flightgear/README.Debian" says:

    Additional scenery is available at http://www.flightgear.org/.
    They should be unpacked into /usr/share/games/FlightGear/Scenery.

This works fine for the regular scenery files. However, the FTP servers
offer a directory called "AirportsOverlay/", which seems to contain
additional airport data; as is, there seems to be a hole in the scenery
around the airports, except for the runways.

It appears that this directory, and the data files therein, are
nowhere mentioned in either the Debian package documentation, or that
on the project website.

Could the README file above be updated, to explain where the airport
files should be unpacked, or how they should be made available to
the program?

I am aware of the file "/usr/share/games/FlightGear/Docs/README.scenery",
from the "fgfs-base" package. Experimentation with the "FG_SCENERY"
environment variable does not seem to solve the problem.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages flightgear depends on:
ii  fgfs-base              1.0.0-2           Flight Gear Flight Simulator -- ba
ii  freeglut3              2.4.0-6.1         OpenGL Utility Toolkit
ii  libalut0               1.1.0-2           OpenAL Utility Toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.7-13            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                1:4.3.1-2         GCC support library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl 7.0.3-5           A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglu1-mesa [libglu1] 7.0.3-5           The OpenGL utility library (GLU)
ii  libice6                1:1.0.1-2         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62              6b-13             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libopenal1             1:1.4.272-1       Software implementation of the Ope
ii  libsm6                 1:1.0.1-3         X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6             4.3.1-2           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6               2:1.0.3-7         X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6               1:1.0.1-2         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxi6                 1:1.0.1-4         X11 Input extension library
ii  libxmu6                1:1.0.2-2         X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxt6                 1:1.0.2-2         X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  plib1.8.4c2            1.8.4-10          Portability Libraries: Run-time pa
ii  simgear1.0.0           1.0.0-4+b1        Simulator Construction Gear -- sha
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

flightgear recommends no packages.

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