[Newbies] Sqeak install from source under linux problem
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:
>> 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.
> 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
> 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
> 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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