I was working on Opensim about 1 and half year ago. Today I thought to get that again on my ubuntu desktop. I thought to write about how it went, so you might want to have it in your system.
First of all, opensim needs mono. So I installed mono.
$ sudo apt-get install mono-complete
Then I downloaded the source code from opensim website (http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Download). The package will be something like opensim-0.7.6.1-source.tar.gz. Other built packages does not have runprebuild.sh file. So get the source code. Extracted it and built it.
$ cd opensim
I took around 2-3 minutes and finally showed 0 warnings. I think it went well. Now I have to find a way to start it. Now its time to make up configuration file. Created the ini file.
$ cd bin/
$ cp OpenSim.ini.example OpenSim.ini
$ cp config-include/StandaloneCommon.ini.example config-include/StandaloneCommon.ini
Opened OpenSim.ini and uncommented following line.
Include-Architecture = “config-include/Standalone.ini”
Now from bin/ folder, following command is run.
$ mono OpenSim.32BitLaunch.exe
It was asking for some options for region and estate, estate owner details, in this first run. I gave some input of my choice.
Finally the server is in running mode.