From Earlham Cluster Department
This page is meant to contain information on building an OpenSim server as well as how to connect to it. Most people will only care about the first section, Connecting, but the second section, Building and Installing, is included for reference purposes.
Connecting to an OpenSim server is very straightforward, simply add -loginuri http://<hostname>:<port> to the command line used to run the standard SecondLife client. For our setup here at Earlham, <hostname> is "forty-two.cs.earlham.edu" and <port> is "9000".
On MacOSX this looks like:
/Applications/Second\ Life.app/Contents/MacOS/Second\ Life -loginuri http://forty-two.cs.earlham.edu:9000
Directions coming for the Hippo Viewer
Building and Installing
Add the backports repositories by adding to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free
And then run:
aptitude update aptitude install debian-backports-keyring aptitude -t etch-backports install mono-2.0-devel libmono-microsoft8.0-cil libmono-system-runtime2.0-cil libmono-oracle2.0-cil
Checkout the latest OpenSim source:
svn co http://opensimulator.org/svn/opensim/trunk opensim
cd to source directory and run:
./runprebuild.sh nant cd to bin/ cp OpenSim.ini.example OpenSim.ini ./OpenSim.exe
The first time this is run, it will ask a series of questions. These are self explanatory, and offer default answers.