Recently I decided to play some Nethack and instead of using default repositories I downloaded package from official Nethack website.
First of all you need to unpack package to desired directory. I used my local Games:
max@vault:~$ tar xvf nethack-343-linux-X11.tgz
Then edit path to distribution in running shell script
max@vault:~/Games/nethack$ vim nethack
And after all this manipulations you may run and play the game. But I encountered with an error:
max@vault:~/Games/nethack$ ./nethack Unknown terminal type: xterm.
Solution is pretty simple:
sudo apt-get install ncurses-term sudo ln -s /lib/terminfo/x/xterm /usr/share/terminfo/x/xterm
For me, ncurses-term was already installed and configured, so creating a symbolic link for xterm in second line does the trick.
Now time to enjoy a bit of dungeon crawling!