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    Can't find a shogi program that runs on Kubuntu

    I've now gone through the three major programs to play shogi on Linux, and none of them work for me. xshogi/gnushogi fail to write to the display. gShogi requires Python compiliation and invariably fails with errors. Here's what I get if I use the precompiled version of gShogi

    Code:
    $ python3 run.py
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "run.py", line 51, in <module>
        gshogi.gshogi.run()
      File "/usr/local/bin/gshogi-0.5.1/gshogi/gshogi.py", line 1323, in run
        Game()
      File "/usr/local/bin/gshogi-0.5.1/gshogi/gshogi.py", line 117, in __init__
        engine.init(opening_book_path, gv.verbose)
    AttributeError: module 'engine' has no attribute 'init'
    Compiling the program locally returns no error, but installing it returns
    Code:
    $ python3 setup.py install
    running install
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "setup.py", line 114, in <module>
        "Topic :: Games/Entertainment :: Board Games",
      File "/usr/lib/python3.7/distutils/core.py", line 148, in setup
        dist.run_commands()
      File "/usr/lib/python3.7/distutils/dist.py", line 966, in run_commands
        self.run_command(cmd)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.7/distutils/dist.py", line 985, in run_command
        cmd_obj.run()
      File "/home/phl/Build/johncheetham-gshogi-2dd2464/setuptools-33.1.1-py3.7.egg/setuptools/command/install.py", line 67, in run
      File "/home/phl/Build/johncheetham-gshogi-2dd2464/setuptools-33.1.1-py3.7.egg/setuptools/command/install.py", line 98, in do_egg_install
      File "/home/phl/Build/johncheetham-gshogi-2dd2464/setuptools-33.1.1-py3.7.egg/setuptools/dist.py", line 490, in get_command_class
      File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2411, in load
        return self.resolve()
      File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2417, in resolve
        module = __import__(self.module_name, fromlist=['__name__'], level=0)
      File "/home/phl/Build/johncheetham-gshogi-2dd2464/setuptools-33.1.1-py3.7.egg/setuptools/command/easy_install.py", line 51, in <module>
      File "/home/phl/Build/johncheetham-gshogi-2dd2464/setuptools-33.1.1-py3.7.egg/setuptools/archive_util.py", line 11, in <module>
    ImportError: cannot import name 'ContextualZipFile' from 'pkg_resources' (/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py)
    Is all this just because I'm on KDE with Qt rather than a Gnome/GTK box? The final error reports appear to reflect a missing object in the python3 libraries.

    Any other options?
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    Re: Can't find a shogi program that runs on Kubuntu

    I was able to install it by invoking
    pip3 install gshogi
    and then you can find your binary in /home/$username/.local/bin/gshogi

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    Re: Can't find a shogi program that runs on Kubuntu

    Thanks, but sadly that didn't work for me either. I get "cannot import name 'gv' from '__main__' (gshogi.py)". I'll try ripping out all the stuff I've already tried and start again to see if that works better.

    Sure wish there was a .deb package in the Ubuntu repositories for this.
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    Re: Can't find a shogi program that runs on Kubuntu

    looks like they have a couple of different version and packages.
    http://johncheetham.com/projects/gshogi/

    https://pypi.org/project/gshogi/

    I assume prerequisites are met:

    Prerequisites
    You need to install these prerequisites first:

    • python
    • python-cairo
    • python-gobject
    You need the python3 versions. These will have different names depending on your Linux.
    On Debian/Mint/Ubuntu
    • python3-gi-cairo
    • gir1.2-rsvg-2.0


    heh no issues reported on github if i read correctly.
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    Re: Can't find a shogi program that runs on Kubuntu

    Thanks, but even with installing those packages I still get "cannot import name 'gv' from __main__" after using "pip3 install gshogi". It doesn't complain during the installation, but fails when I try to run gshogi.py.

    I'm guessing there are some missing GTK 3 libraries since I'm on KDE. Maybe someday I'll create a vanilla Ubuntu virtual machine and see if it works there.
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