[Newbies] Sqeak install from source under linux problem

Bert Freudenberg bert at impara.de
Sat Jul 15 16:04:41 UTC 2006

Am 15.07.2006 um 16:03 schrieb David T. Lewis:

> On Sat, Jul 15, 2006 at 04:26:28AM -0700, salmonix wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to install a Squeak-3.8.-6665-i686-pc-linux- 
>> gnu-3.77.tar under
>> my Slackware-based distro Vector Linux 5.1.
>> I followed the README file, compiled the package withour problem  
>> it seemed.
>> However, I have not been able to find the corresponding squeak  
>> files and
>> folders  in /usr/local or /lib (as I remember some should be there  
>> too) so I
>> can not run the program. Unfortunately I have not been able to  
>> find hint
>> about the solution.
> Hi,
> Bert explained where the files are installed in his reply, but I  
> would add
> a couple of other points.
> After you have installed Squeak, you can find the location of the  
> library
> files by running "squeak -version" on the command line.
> I am guessing that the Squeak-3.8.-6665-i686-pc-linux-gnu-3.77.tar  
> file
> is part of your Vector distribution, right?

Actually, I assumed it's the one from


That download is not particularly newbie-friendly.

> I'm sure that it will work
> fine, but it does seem to be missing a couple of plugins that I would
> have expected, so I would suggest that you get an up to date version.
> You can find this at www.squeakvm.org/unix. The files at this site are
> maintained by the creator of the unix VM for Squeak, and they are
> always the most stable and up-to-date available.

The squeak.org download usually includes the latest stable version  
from squeakvm.org, in this case 3.7-7, because there is no official  
3.8 VM for Linux.

But Dave is right that you could safely use the 3.9-7 VM with a 3.8  
image. Newer VMs can run older images (we try to stay backwards- 
compatible), but not necessarily vice versa.

- Bert -

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