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How to use Purebasic in Puppy?
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t57042

Joined: 19 May 2012
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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012, 11:58    Post subject:  How to use Purebasic in Puppy?  

Hello,

My name is Richard - I am from Belgium and new to Linux.I am trying to install Purebasic under puppyLinux. I use this a lot under windows.

I got this to install (from ubuntu?):
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sudo apt-get install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev libgnome2-dev libgnomeprintui2.2-dev libxine-dev libsdl1.2-dev libiodbc2-dev libxxf86vm-dev libwebkitgtk-dev
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As I understand Puppy doesn't use or recognize sudo?

What must be changed in above code to use under puppy?

Thanks
Richard
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Rattlehead


Joined: 11 Sep 2008
Posts: 213
Location: Madrid, Spain

PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012, 13:38    Post subject:  

Hi Richard, welcome to the kennels. My level of 'noobieness' is ideal to answer your question.

Yeah, you're right. In Puppy you are always the Superuser, so you don't need the sudo command. Just suppress it from your line and it'll work.

However, apt-get picks the programs from a different distro's repository, (Debian I think?), so maybe you'll run into dependencies issues (you'll have to chase missing libraries, etc). Unless, of course, you are running Puppy 5, which has a completely different package manager, and it supports other distros too, I believe.

In any case, I think your best bet is searching for a precompiled purebasic package for puppy in the package manager (the 'install' icon in the desktop).

Another great resource is the search engine via google of this forum:

http://www.wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html

Type "Pure basic pet" there (.pet are the precompiled packages for puppy), in addition to your puppy version, and maybe you'll have it there, too. Good luck. Smile
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t57042

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PostPosted: Sun 20 May 2012, 08:45    Post subject:  

Sorry, but this doesn't get me anywhere.
What I need are detailed instructions to install Purebasic.

I am new to Linux, and Purebasic is essential for me.
If I do not succeed to make it run under Puppy, I will have to go back to Windows, or use Wine

Richard
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 20 May 2012, 09:46    Post subject:  

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What I need are detailed instructions to install Purebasic.

I downloaded the test version of Purebasic and extracted it. I went into the compilers folder and clicked on the "purebasic" icon. The IDE started. I did a few tests that worked fine.

However, as was suggested by musher0, you also need to install the devx package. It contains the compiler required by Purebasic.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Sun 20 May 2012, 11:07    Post subject:  

t57042, please don't ask the same question several times in the forum. Now you have two threads working the same question. I"m going to lock this one. Please continue the first one. Thanks. Smile
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