I beg to disagree, installation guidelines would be very helpful. Not everyone using Linux these days has systems administration experience. Simply adding a few paragraphs to the README or adding an INSTALL text file with basic instructions would be extremely beneficial. Not to mention, you know, making new users more comfortable with the project.
EDIT: LOL! Indeed, here’s my first issue installing. I unpacked and tried to run both Spark and starter - and both gave me the following error:
Preparing JRE …
Error: Could not open jar file: lib/rt.jar
Error unpacking jar files. Aborting.
You might need administrative priviledges for this operation.
Now, I unpacked this to /use/local as root using sudo; well actually I unpacked it elsewhere and finding executables with no install scripts or instructions, and finding this thread as the most ‘useful’ advice here on the forums moved it to /usr/local/. I installed it to /usr/local because I want to be able to use it from multiple accounts. Am I required to install it under each user account? Do I have to perform some undocumented elfin magic to make it usable?
Help would be very appreciated.