Monday, March 21, 2016

How to install Squeak 5.0 on Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit

Squeak 5.0 stable as of this writing (3/21/2016) only supports 32-bit on Linux. To get this to work on 64-bit install follow the instructions below.
  • Download Squeak 5.0 from
  • Extract to location, e.g., ~/apps/
    • Open a console
    • $: cd ~/Downloads
      $: unzip -d ~/apps/
  • Get 32-bit libraries
    • Use the Squeak built-in script to get most (not all is installed)
    • $: cd ~/apps/Squeak-5.0-All-in-One
  • This will fail with the error message below (at least on Ubuntu 15.10)
    • Fail with the following error message:
      E: Unable to locate package lib32bz2-1.0
      E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'lib32bz2-1.0'
      E: Unable to locate package libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-utopic
      E: Unable to locate package libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic
  • Let us fix this by running command below:
    • $: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
      $: sudo apt-get update
      $: sudo apt install lib32z1
      $: sudo apt install libuuid1:i386
      $: sudo apt install libgl1-mesa-glx:i386
      $: sudo apt install libsm6:i386


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