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flightgear - Flight Gear Flight Simulator

This thing is huge. This package comes to our attention from Paul, a student at Griffith University in Australia. Paul says that this very large OpenGL flight simulator requires eleven CDROMs worth of data to deliver all of the world scenery.

Check out the package dependencies: libc6, libgcc1, libglut3, libstdc++5, plib1c102, simgear0, libgl1, libglu1, xlibs, zlib1g, and fgfs-base. That's a lot of heavy duty stuff for someone like me who runs headless Debian servers for living.

The upstream source for this package can be found on SourceForge. Note that the package description doesn't really help with making the decision on whether you'll want to install this or not:
Flight Gear is a free and highly sophisticated flight simulator.

This package contains the runtime binaries.
But checkout the upstream source for pretty pictures. I'm going to try it out on Mac OS X myself.

More information on this package can be found on the Debian web site.
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