I'm trying to get AFKmud going on a VMWare virtual machine running ArchLinux. I got the newest version (214), unpacked it, recompiled the source (I don't know if this is necessary but it seemed like a good idea) and then ran ./startup
I've googled this problem and have found no satisfactory answer; I was hoping you guys could help me.
Maybe another hint…I just installed VMware and ArchLinux today. I installed it specifically for this purpose; I just want to be able to tinker while I'm rustling up some hosting and while I'm at school (where they block the telnet & ssh ports). I didn't realize how "stripped down" it was and spent a lot of time installing software by trial and error. This is OK but I've hit a lot of snags because I forgot to install this or that…could that be a problem? On the other hand everything should be the latest and greatest version because I used pacman to grab it all just this afternoon.
Edit: also, some other things I tried…copying the startup file from 213, rewriting the code parts of the startup file by hand (this produced other errors, but I'm not sure if this is because I fixed the error I'm asking about, or if I just created more errors "before" it), changing /bin/csh to /usr/bin/csh, /bin/tcsh, etc.
Actually there is nothing wrong with the -f flag. Just need to make sure you have tcsh installed and you won't have to mess with your startup script. The f flag just causes it to ignore any startup files for the csh shell. Which is useful for when your just wanting to use the c shell only for running a script, not as your default shell.