Not all Distributions are always at the state of the current release. If you want to be sure to have the current version, please get the sources and compile it yourself.
- For the official pkg from [extra]:
pacman -S wesnoth
- There's a wesnoth-devel package for development releases in AUR.
- Ark Linux includes an official wesnoth package, currently at version 1.7.0. Simply use the package installation tool to install the wesnoth package, or run
apt-get update; apt-get install wesnoth(or
apt-get -t dockyard-devel install wesnothif you wish to run the current development version of wesnoth with all other packages from the stable tree)
- Users of other similar distributions can download the packages at the Ark Linux file server. They are likely to run on any rpm based distribution that uses a recent version of gcc (>= 4.0) and glibc (>= 2.4).
aptitude install wesnoth
wesnoth-allif you want to pull in all the campaigns and the editor, too)
- Official packages including the development releases in the experimental branch
- backports.org offers the stable wesnoth releases for Debian stable, see http://wiki.debian.org/Backports for more informations.
International language support
Debian does not come with all locales. If you can't choose your language, you need to add locale for your lang. see man locale.gen for more info. quick guide for lenny: uncomment locales you want in /etc/locale.gen, then as root run "locale-gen".
If you want to play with the SVN version directly you may have to compile it yourself. See Compiling Wesnoth.
To install the dependencies:
You can use a neat trick: Use the Build-Dependencies of the Debian package.
Just do an
aptitude build-dep wesnoth. That will pull in most you need. As of 1.4 stable wesnoth, the dependencies also include all of the "Boost" libraries, if you are using Debian stable/etch sources.list you need to also
aptitude install libboost-iostreams-dev libboost-test-dev.
To compile it:
If you have already installed an older version of wesnoth, uninstall it by:
aptitude purge wesnoth
Note that this will not remove downloaded data or savegames which are stored in your home directory in the folder
.wesnoth. From this point on you can simply follow the advices from the Compiling Wesnoth page, no need to duplicate that informations in here. :)
Click here to install the latest version of the
wesnoth packaged for your release. Alternatively, search for "wesnoth" in the Ubuntu Software Center or use following command:
sudo apt-get install wesnoth
Different releases of Ubuntu provide different versions of Wesnoth in their repositories. Often, this version will be older than the most current Wesnoth. Red cells denote old, now unsupported Ubuntu releases.
|10.04 LTS (Lucid)||1.6.5, 1.8.5 with backports enabled|
|8.04 LTS (Hardy)||1.4, 1.4.4 with backports enabled|
If you choose to build Wesnoth from source you should add the datadir flag to configure to ensure your installation puts the data in the same place as the official installation path:
cd /usr/src tar -xvjf wesnoth-1.x.x.tar.bz2 cd wesnoth-1.x.x ./configure --datadir=/usr/share/games ... make sudo make install
Battle for Wesnoth is included in Fedora. The current version of Battle for Wesnoth is available for ppc, i386, and x86_64 architectures. If you have problems with these packages, or other questions, please contact the Fedora maintainer Jon Ciesla.
To install simply run:
yum install wesnoth wesnoth-tools wesnoth-server
For the stable release just type:
For the development release you will have to fetch an overlay, eg from this site:
extract it to your local overlay-directory and then type
The ebuild will be updated whenever the person creating the ebuild finds the time to do so.
Or if you're too impatient to wait and willing to take the risk of things blowing up, download
and extract the overlay, make a copy of the highest available ebuild version, but change the version number to
that of Wesnoth version you want (for instance, wesnoth-dev-1.3.2.ebuild might become
wesnoth-dev-1.3.8.ebuild ), run
ebuild [new ebuild file] digest
and then try to emerge. It may or may not work, depending on exactly how extensive the changes in the Wesnoth
source are--going from 1.3.2 to 1.3.8 this way worked for me.
There's an ebuild for 1.5.8 on Gentoo Bugzilla: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=256513
For building from svn tree download the portage overlay from:
extract it to your local overlay-directory and then type
wesnoth-dev are the official development releases while wesnoth-svn will build straight from SVN-source tree to keep you up to date with the lastest changes and all the errors ;-) updating wesnoth-svn will not work ! you have to reemerge it each time you want to update !
Note: Neither wesnoth-dev nor wesnoth-svn seem to be maintained (as seen Nov 2009). The easiest way should be downloading the source and following the instructions to build wesnoth in the source directory with cmake and as a normal user. Inside the source directory start with ./wesnoth, as opposed to wesnoth from your portage tree.
Currently Battle for Wesnoth v1.4 is available in official KateOS repo (testing for now) 
The most easy way to testdrive BfW is provided via klik. klik enables clients to create distribution-independent binaries which require no "installation" (the base system remains untouched); its created "AppDir" bundles run even from USB stick or CD RW. klik support is pre-enabled on Knoppix and Kanotix Live CDs. Other distros need to install a small klik client (less than 20 kByte download, less than 20 seconds effort). See the klik FAQ for details. A BfW-specific klik website has links to help with the package. Once the klik client is installed, look at this:
- Wesnoth-1.0 ancient stable Version: to "klik" it, type klik://wesnoth into your Browser
- Wesnoth-1.1.1 ancient Development-Version: to "klik" it, type klik://wesnoth-latest into your Browser
or use the GUI installer (in the Control Centre)
To install Battle for Wesnoth 1.8 in Mandriva 2009,2009.1 and 2010 you need to enable the contrib backports repo: you can do this in the Mandriva Control Centre .
- Run Package Manager, click Games section, select Wesnoth and click install.
- If you prefer to install Wesnoth from command line type
pisi it wesnoth.
- Slackbuilds for Battle for Wesnoth on Slackware 13 are for 1.6.5. Developmental branch requires you to edit a new line between 65 & 66 with './autogen.sh' in addition to changing the version number in the wesnoth.SlackBuild script.
- Packages of Battle for Wesnoth for Slackware 12.2 can be downloaded from slacky.eu Latest Wesnoth build: 1.6.3
- Building from source using SlackBuild script for Slackware 12.2 SlackBuilds.org Latest Wesnoth build: 1.6.1 Note: Probably could be used for building newer 1.6.x version.
Note: Depends on boost package (+ icu package if you use binary from slacky.eu), so it should be installed before installing Battle for Wesnoth binary or compiling from source.
Compile boost from source using SlackBuild script SlackBuilds.org
Binary package: Downloaded Battle for Wesnoth binary, boost and icu dependency install with installpkg command.
For example: #installpkg wesnoth-1.6.3-i486-1sl.tgz boost-1.39.0-i686-1as.tgz icu-3.6-i486-2sl.tgz
SlackBuild script: Consult SlackBuilds HOWTO
These are builds of The Battle For Wesnoth for several SUSE Linux distributions, made for both i386 and x86_64 architecture. On SUSE Linux 10.1 and above, as well as on SLED, just use the zen-updater and add these directories to your available services (as ZYPP). On 10.0 and older, you can use YaST to add the installation sources. On OpenSUSE 10.3 or higher, just use 1-click Install.
If you have problems with these packages, or other questions, please contact Holger Hetterich.
- OpenSUSE 11.1 One-Click-Install
- OpenSUSE 11 One-Click-Install
- OpenSUSE 10.3 One-Click-Install
- SUSE Linux 10.1 http://software.opensuse.org/download/games:/strategy:/turn-based/SUSE_Linux_10.1/
- OpenSUSE Linux 10.2 http://software.opensuse.org/download/games:/strategy:/turn-based/openSUSE_10.2/
- OpenSUSE Factory One-Click-Install
- SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) requires an additional installation source including common required packages SLED is missing. First add http://software.opensuse.org/download/SUSE:/SLE-10:/SDK:/Extra/SLE_10/ , then add http://software.opensuse.org/download/games:/strategy:/turn-based/SLED10_SDK_Extras/ to your installation sources.
"wesnoth" rpm package for "Vine Linux 5" is using VLGothic font.
- Vine Linux 5.x
- VinePlus (plus category)
- RPM package "wesnoth" is version 1.6.5.
- RPM package "wesnoth147" is version 1.4.7.
- VineSeed (unstable)
- RPM package "wesnoth" is version 1.8.x. always sync upstream!
- RPM package "wesnoth16" is version 1.6.5.
To install simply run:
apt-get install wesnoth
All versions built for Yoper 2.2.0-6, although they should install on 2.1. Please let kernowyon know via the Yoper forums if you get any problems Latest 1.0.2 version