Sunday, 7 July 2013

Install Codeblocks On Puppy Linux

Note this article is superseded by a newer build of Codeblocks 12.11 from here.

I needed to use Codeblocks on Puppy Linux, but it is a big job to build it and the rpm files from Codeblocks do not work so I found a much easier solution.

First  I installed Precise Puppy 5.6.1 on my computer. I installed it so that I can just boot to either Windows Xp or to Puppy Linux. If you need to install Puppy Linux on your Windows computer so that you can dual boot to Windows or Linux then please click here. Installing the Puppy Linux is not like other Linux installs, you can just put the files in a folder and then boot from the folder. In other words you can have three different versions of Puppy Linux on the same drive and partition as your Windows installation!

Installing the Codeblocks is simple using this method, which places an sfs file that Puppy loads into the Uniz filesystem automatically for you...
1) Download the sfs file. An sfs file is a special file that Puppy uses to manage packages.

(Note that this version of Codeblocks works well on Puppy Linux 5.6.1 but on previous versions of Puppy Linux, such as 4.3, the step debugging does not work, so I recommend using Puppy Linux 5.6.1)

2) Place the file in the root of the drive where your Puppy Linux folder is. So if Puppy linux is in d:\ppy561 then put the sfs file in the d:\

3) Boot to Puppy Linux and then go to the menu, and locate the "Boot Manager" entry. Browse to the sfs file and the select it for loading at boot time.

4) Reboot the Puppy Linux and then Codeblocks will be installed.

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