flagship-linux-7465-all.tgzfile from the Flagship site. I did not pay money, but note that Flagship is not Free Software. I registered for a no-cost personal license. If I make money using Flagship, I'll buy a license from them. Look at their licensing and pricing pages for details.
I made a directory named
~/Flagship. I put the download in
~/Flagship/download, and then I made the directory
~/Flagship/fs and untarred the download into there:
cd ~/Flagship/fs tar xzvf ../download/flagship-linux-7465-all.tgz
That makes a
how-to-install file that you should read, and another
tar file, named
flagship-linux22-7465.tgz. I untarred that with
tar xzvf flagship-linux22-7465.tgzwhich resulted in this directory:
ls -la total 31592 drwxr-xr-x 7 rgr rgr 4096 Nov 7 21:38 ./ drwxr-xr-x 5 rgr rgr 4096 Nov 10 20:55 ../ -rwxr-xr-x 1 rgr rgr 139947 Oct 16 2001 FSinstCD* drwxr-xr-x 4 rgr rgr 4096 Jan 16 2003 FlagShip/ -r--r--r-- 1 rgr rgr 4746 Jun 22 2001 INDEX.html -r--r--r-- 1 rgr rgr 2500 Oct 12 1999 README lrwxrwxrwx 1 rgr rgr 14 Nov 7 21:37 README.install -> how-to-install -r--r--r-- 1 rgr rgr 32380 Jun 22 2001 booklet.html -r--r--r-- 1 rgr rgr 0 Jan 17 1999 checkLong.Name dr-xr-xr-x 2 rgr rgr 4096 Oct 12 1999 doc_engl/ dr-xr-xr-x 2 rgr rgr 4096 Oct 12 1999 doc_germ/ -rw-r--r-- 1 rgr rgr 32067620 Jan 16 2003 flagship-linux22-7465.tgz -r--r--r-- 1 rgr rgr 2012 Jan 17 1999 fslogo.gif -rw-r--r-- 1 rgr rgr 1047 Jan 16 2003 how-to-install -r--r--r-- 1 rgr rgr 2500 Oct 12 1999 readme drwxr-xr-x 2 rgr rgr 4096 Jun 22 2001 relnotes/ -r--r--r-- 1 rgr rgr 4746 Jun 22 2001 relnotes.html dr-xr-xr-x 4 rgr rgr 4096 Oct 7 1999 tools_src/
After reading more of the documentation in
doc_engl, and looking
through the install script
FSinstCD itself, I changed to a console
in which I was root and then into the directory
then I ran the command
The install script will ask a lot of questions. It installed perfectly for me
on both Slackware 8.1 and Debian 3.0. On my Debian system, I had to stop and
/usr/bin/compress executable; I used cntrl-C to exit the
script, installed it, and then started over. On Slackware it this was not
I use integrit, a program that checks for changed files on my disk and emails notification of the changes. Because of this, I know all the files that Flagship put on my disk when I installed it, because the list was emailed to me that night.
I started the Flagship documentation browser with the command
and looked through it before continuing.
fscheck.prgfrom the directory
~/Flagship/fs/tools_src/gener/. I copied this to another directory and ran the command
FlagShip fscheck.prg -ofscheck. This created the executable file
fscheckwhich I could run with the command
./fscheck. That program checks the capabilities of your console, such as colors, Fkeys, etc.
The next program I compiled was written by a friend, originally under IBM DOS 5.
It consisted of several .PRG files. I discovered that I could compile it by
listing them all on the command line, like
FlagShip *.PRG. Because
I didn't tell it the executable name with the
-o option, it
made a file named
If you are maintaining both DOS and Linux versions of your programs, you might want to find a way to switch in your program based on which system you are running on. When I find a way to do that I'll put it on this page.