[squeak-dev] How do I install Squeak on Fedora? Aspire One netbook
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hh2 at lexdb.net
Sat Nov 29 10:09:36 UTC 2008
I would like to install Squeak on Fedora, in particular on an Aspire One
netbook, which uses Linpus which is based on Fedora.
The process does not seem to be as straightforward as in Ubuntu: There you
can at install version 3.9 version with the 'Add/Remove software' menu
which is the last entry in the main menu.
DOCUMENTATION TRAIL LEEDS TO A DEAD END
refers to the wiki,
but this page is only about debian.
That page though has on top a link to a more general page
'Download for Unix'
Which in fact then leads to
PROBLEM: NO RPM FILE AVAILABLE
There is no RPM file for a VM for Squeak 3.10 or Squeak 3.9. found through
the links in the previous paragraph.
I am pretty sure that somebody as worked on this and that there is a Fedora
RPM package available with everything in it for Squeak 3.9 and Squeak 3.10.
Or at least a VM. However the links have not been updated, if you start
exploring from www.squeak.org.
I am willing to update the wiki with the upcoming answers.
So thank you for your answers in advance.
DETAILS ABOUT SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ON THE ASPIRE ONE NETBOOK
The Aspire One as such does not have an 'add software' menu entry as it
comes right out of the box.
But it can easily be activated as follows:
Under 'Myfiles' from the front launchpad you get access to the xfce file
manager called 'Thunar'.
In the file menu there it is possible to get a terminal and then to use
A dialog box pops up.
Then choose the 'desktop' icon,
the 'behaviour' tab
and click on the 'show desktop menu on right click' checkbox.
Then from the desktop menu you get access to the 'System' menu which
includes 'add/remove software' to start the RPM package manager.
However I feel comfortable as well to install from the command line as long
as I do have to type only a few lines and can rely on good instructions
what these lines are.
The particular Aspire One model I use to write this mail comes with 1GB of
memory and a 120GB hard disk at an attractive price. It might be used as a
server in an small intranet. In fact s simpler netbook would still do the
job for running Squeak comfortably....
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