Thanks to all the people who have helped me getting this server to what it is now. I couldn’t have done it without these people:

Greg Ament
John Eisenhour
Jason Grooms
Joe Jurecka
David Kings
Mladen Kmetic
Lyndon Nerenberg

And ofcourse:

All server operators
All people who sent me bug reports
All members of the SB/PC beta mailing list
All members of the FSFAN team Dordrecht
Marty Bochane

Compiling FSD in terminal mode

  1. Resume: After you have downloaded the fsd-ubuntu-120413.tar.bz2 file and you have saved this file in the folder ../Downloads, extracted it in the folder ../fsd-serverdatabase and subsequently copied the 3 folders ../doc ../fsd and ../unix to a folder called  fsd-server. Leave the contents in folder ../fsd-serverdatabase. These are the originals! OK? If you’ve lost me here, get back to this page.
  2. Now switch into terminal mode: Press Ctrl+ALT+t and the terminal screen will open.
    In the text hereafter the commands to type are place between [.  . ]. Type the commands only. Just to get acquainted with UNIX:fsd002
  3. You are: login_name@system. In this sample: fseindhoven@ubuntu:~$
  4. Type [ ls ] and ENTER: you get an overview of existing files in your Home directory
  5. Type [ ls -l ] and ENTER: you get the same view but listed A-Z
  6. Type [ ls -lt ] and ENTER: you get the same view but sorted by date
  7. OK. Now the real work: type [ ls ] and see that you have the folder fsd-server
  8. Type [ cd fsd-server ] and ENTER. Mind your typo’s ! UNIX is space and character case sensitive! The terminal answers with: fseindhoven@ubuntu:~/fsd-server$
  9. Type [ ls ] Check and see the folder fsd
  10. Type [ cd fsd ] and ENTER
    The terminal answers with: fseindhoven@ubuntu:~/fsd-server/fsd$
  11. fsd003
  12. Now type [ make clean ] and ENTER
  13. Now type [ make ] and ENTER
  14. Type [ cd .. ] and ENTER (One folder level up)
  15. Type [ cd unix ] and ENTER (Change dir to unix)
  16. Type [ ls -lta ] and ENTER and see what you’ve got
  17. fsd004
  18. Type [ ./fsd ] and ENTER
  19. Open the folder ../unix and you will see that after a while 3 new files are added.
    Double click log.txt and smile…your server is up and running :-))
  20. At first run there is no metar.txt file and the new metar information is collected in a file called newmetar.txt from the server that is set in the fsd.conf file.
    When finished you will have a file of approx. 1.7 MB.
  21. In the file: whazzup.txt you can read the status of your server.
  22. fsd005Checking the server  in a telnet session. Read in the next post. {Working on it}