3.7a on Linux: A few install notes and problems

Milan Zimmermann milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca
Mon Jun 28 05:45:55 UTC 2004


Thanks for your detail answer and sorry for my late reply. From your and Lex 
Spoon's reply to this thread, it sounds like inisqueak is the program a new 
user should run (not squeak) .. essentially pretend the "squeak" is not there 


On June 19, 2004 04:15 am, Alexander Lazarevic wrote:
> Milan,
> yes it would be nice if squeak could handle the setup by itself. I think
> you don't want to have the OS package system deal with that. On a
> multiuser
> system that would mean that during the installation of squeak copies of
> the
> default image/changes files (>10MB) would be placed in every user's home
> directory regardless, if the user wants to use squeak or not.
> The purpose of inisqueak is to get you started. It does this by doing
> the
> following:
> 1.	Places a copy of the default squeak image (that came within the
> rpm)
> 	named squeak.image in the current directory
> 2.	Places a copy of the associated changes file named
> squeak.changes in
> 	the same dir
> 3.	Creates a soft link named SqueakV3.sources to the actual file.
> This
> 	file is immutable and can be shared by all users of the system.
> If you launch the squeak vm without any filename as a command line
> argument,
> it looks for a file named squeak.image in the current directory and
> starts
> with this if it can find it. So after running inisqueak just execute
> squeak
> and there you go.
> If you used and saved the image a few times and feel you want to start
> over again using the default image, then just remove(1) the image and
> changes file and invoke inisqueak in that dir once more. After some time
> you might find it usefull to keep several images around. For example a
> stable image, a development image, a bfav(2) image for bug hunting and
> maybe a personal base image suited to your needs (eg. additional tools
> like RefactoringBrowser) and taste (eg. Fonts, Colors, ...).
> Alex
> (1) BEWARE that by removing these files you will lose everything you've
> done so far in this image, if you didn't saved your code or your
> projects in any other way.
> (2) http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/3214

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