Recently I had noticed a lack of love for linux in terms of build directions for several of the Ogre addons. Here I will explain how to get Newton/OgreNewt going with the latest version of Ogre (1.4.4).
Check your distro's package manager, they are very common things.
First, we need Newton:
wget http://www.newtondynamics.com/downloads/newtonLinux-1.53.tar.gz tar xzf newtonLinux-1.53.tar.gz cd newtonSDK/sdk/ sudo cp Newton.h /usr/include sudo cp -R customJoints /usr/include sudo cp libNewton.a /usr/lib
Now the Newton header needs to be modified to add a missing include. Use your favorite editor and and put this on the first line:
Now lets get OgreNewt from the ogreaddons svn:
svn co https://ogreaddons.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/ogreaddons ogreaddons/ogrenewt cd ogreaddons/ogrenewt/ mv SConscript OgreNewt_Main scons sudo scons install prefix=/usr
When you use OgreNewt in your project, be sure to link in Newton (-lNewton) *after* OgreNewt, or else your going to get a bunch of undefined function errors.
Your done. Go have fun.