[Newbies] How to start Squeak from a Linux terminal?

Chris Cunnington smalltalktelevision at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 11:44:53 UTC 2012

On 12-09-13 6:56 AM, Herbert König wrote:
> Hi,
> I managed to download squeak all in one to a Linux computer running
> Ubuntu 12.04 (new to Linux). I made the necessary files executable,
> made Squeak run headless.
> It works if I double click squeak.sh in the GUI.
> If I open a terminal, CD into the Squeak folder and type "squeak.sh" I
> get a "command not found".
> Never felt so newbie in decades :-))
> Thanks,
> Herbert
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This rings a bell. If you're on a 64-bit it may through that as the 
squeakvm file can't run. I had some mismatches in VirtualBox, where I 
had to get a different appliance to run the 32-bit vm. I don't recall 
the details exactly, but I remember that being a problem.

OK, here's the relevant part in the squeak.sh script:

if [ "$CPU" = x86_64 ] ; then
         echo Running 32-bit Squeak on a 64-bit System. Hope the 32-bit 
runtime libraries are installed ...

It is possible for a 32-bit/64-bit mismatch. I'd look to that first, as 
I had this problem, but otherwise I find ./squeak.sh to be pretty 
reliable for starting.


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