3.7a on Linux: A few install notes and problems

muyuubyou muyuubyou at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 08:05:18 UTC 2004

I installed the Debian packages first, and then the plug-in.
Installing the plug-in broke my previous debian installation and I had
to reinstall.

Also, first thing it asks when using the plug-in is to upgrade (from
within the browser). That caught me for a while, hanging my browser.
Reason: I was running the browser as non-root (for security reasons,
this is a good idea, and sometimes not an option if you're running a
multi-user environment).

So basically you CAN'T update the plug-in if the browser is run as
non-root, and the user has to figure this out (my guess is many will
be clueless and dissapointed).

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 01:54:59 -0400, Milan Zimmermann
<milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Lex,
> Thanks - it sounds like one should pretend "squeak" does not exist and just
> run "inisqueak", even when running multiple times, is that right? I have to
> try tomorrow .. it was confusing to me, as "ini" sounded like
> run-one-time-only .. plus i did not initially know what it does, so i copied
> the image and changes and did setup a shell script to run squeak with that
> image.
> Thanks Milan
> On June 24, 2004 01:19 pm, Lex Spoon wrote:
> > Milan Zimmermann <milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> > > I noticed the inisqueak yesterday (after I already manully unzipped the 2
> > > gz files). Is the idea that if I run it after install, then all I have to
> > > do is to execute "squeak" with no parameters and it will point to the
> > > installed image? If so, that's good, although it would be nice if running
> > > "inisqueak" was not necessary (and be part of the rpm install if
> > > possible), while minor it would be nice to have sort of a 1-click
> > > install.
> >
> > That is what inisqueak is -- just type "inisqueak" and it will set up
> > your directory and run Squeak.  If the directory is already set up then
> > it simply runs Squeak, and does not overwrite your files.  Further, at
> > least one Unix distribution of Squeak puts inisqueak into the Gnome and
> > KDE menus; that menu item uses "inisqueak" as well.
> >
> > I do wish that "inisqueak" was called "squeak" and that "squeak" was
> > called "squeakvm", however.  That way, newbies would guess the right
> > thing by default and have one less thing to worry about.  But, it is
> > hard to change now that so many people are using Squeak already.
> >
> >
> > -Lex

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