Package Details: alex4 1.1-5

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: alex4
Description: Help Alex the Allegator rescue Lola before the humans make a pair of shoes out of her!
Upstream URL:
Keywords: game platformer
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: None
Maintainer: carstene1ns
Last Packager: carstene1ns
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.000029
First Submitted: 2011-05-26 12:00
Last Updated: 2015-07-08 03:21

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carstene1ns commented on 2014-01-08 15:20

Updated for proper pacman 4.1 support:
- patching inside prepare()

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-22 12:28

I've successfully migrated from Arch to Funtoo, so I'm orphaning all my AUR packages. Please treat them well, for I might return :)

To the prospective adopter: As I've already said below, the source code of this game hasn't changed since 2003 (!), and I doubt it will ever do. Fortunately, it's still maintained and patched by both Fedora and Debian developers. More of their patches might be needed in the future, though...

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-15 11:33

Updated, and changed the description as requested. Thanks!

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-15 11:28

Hmmm... For some reason, the change suggested works now, even with the "defective" dumb from [extra].

That's weird. It didn't worked yesterday. Oh well.

Updated. No need to wait for a fixed dumb now.

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-14 21:12

While waiting for the fixed version of dumb, I changed the description as requested :)

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-14 21:10

While waiting for the fixed version of dumb, I changed the description as requested :)

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-14 21:00

The problem comes from dumb in [community]. It needs to be rebuilt taking into account the new behaviour of ld in binutils 2.22.
Here's an explanation:

I've filed a bug report:

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-14 16:12

Linker error:
/usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib/libdumb.a(resample.o): undefined reference to symbol 'floor@@GLIBC_2.0'
/usr/bin/ld: note: 'floor@@GLIBC_2.0' is defined in DSO /lib/ so try adding it to the linker command line

You need to replace 'make' line in the PKGBUILD on:
LDFLAGS=-lm make PREFIX=/usr

Also, could you please change the description to:
"Help Alex the Allegator <...>"
It would be easier for users to find this game by keyword 'allegator'.

Anonymous comment on 2011-05-29 09:14

On the other hand, all that unnecessary patching is The Debian Way, not The Arch Way!

Here's a more Arch-like PKGBUILD. Only unix-port.patch and allegro-4.2.patch are applied.

The readme.txt wasn't really necessary, either, so I removed it.

I also moved alex4.ini from /usr/share/doc/alex4 to /usr/share/alex4 (and got rid of /usr/share/doc/alex4).

Anonymous comment on 2011-05-28 08:53

Good news, everyone!

With the new Allegro (4.4.2) from extra, the snd-pcm-oss workaround is no longer needed!

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