You need to have the Fionread module installed where your perl can find it. To do this, download the Fionread module, and then run these commands:
% gzip -dc Fionread.tar.gz | tar xf - % cd Fionread % perl Makefile.PL % make % make install
Please let me know if you have problems with this step.
Once you've installed the Fionread module, you'll also want to grab the talker code. Change to the directory where you want to unpack it, and run this command:
% gzip -dc pserv-0.12.tar.gz | tar xf -
You'll need to edit the files
pserv/src. After that, just run
% cd pserv/src % ./serv &
and you should be ready.
Please let me know if you have any problems.
Description ----------- THIS IS ALPHA QUALITY SOFTWARE! ITS INTERNALS AND INTERFACES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THE AUTHOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SOFTWARE! This is the Perl 5 Pserv distribution. It requires perl version 5.004 or later. This distribution provides creating and manipulating a text-based virtual reality, also known as a talker or social MUD. The system provides a rich command set for both users and administrators. The ultimate goal is ease of total configurability without as well as within the system. Prerequisites ------------- To use Pserv, you need the following Data::Dumper Net::Telnet Fionread All of these with the exception of Fionread can be found on the CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network -- http://www.perl.com/CPAN/). Fionread may be obtained from http://www.cs.uah.edu/~gbacon/perl/pserv/Fionread.tar.gz I would be amazed if Pserv worked properly on a non-Unix platform, but if you're interested in such madness, let me know. :-) Bugs, Problems, Suggestions --------------------------- Please send me any suggestions, bug reports, complaints, etc. Acknowledgements ---------------- Pserv's command interface is based on the interface originally seen in NUTS (Neil's Unix Talk Server), written by Neil Robertson. Find the NUTS home page at http://www.ogham.demon.co.uk/nuts.html Kudos also go to Rob Wilson for some helpful bugfixes, suggestions, and renewing my interest in Pserv. Copyright --------- Copyright © 1997-1998 Greg Bacon. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License, which comes with Perl.