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Linux 2018

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:23 pm
by olzeke51
Hi y'all,
Downloaded the Feb 8,2018 Coridium.7z that was linked from the posting re: Linux
I ran it on my MX-17 linux machine, had some failures - BUT I have some solutions!
1. after 'extracting' the files to your 'home' folder
2. run

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sudo bash
[in a terminal]
FYI - this creates a 'dialout' group to access the USB /com ports - Reboot
3. as su or sudo run these commands from a terminal in your ~/Coridium directory
this allows you to 'execute' the different parts of BASICtools

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chmod +x ARMbasic
chmod +x BASICtools
chmod +x bpp
Note: I also did it to the BASICtools.tcl and the TCLterm.tcl files - just in case
4. still as su or sudo I went to the "/user/local/bin/Coridium folder and
applied the same commands. this is probably overkill but I didn't want to spend too much time
have your board plugged in -- OR use the Help tab
5. as a normal user , goto your ~/Coridium folder and do

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bash BASICtools
6. Pick your editor; unless your system has 'gedit' [out-of-box default] and you want to use it.
FWI - my editors were in /usr/bin folder -- I am currently using 'bluefish'
Gary Olzeke
P.S. I want to thank @nik28200 for the impetus to do this again!! - Thanks

Re: Linux 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:26 pm
by olzeke51
To Any and All,
Feel free to add to this -
I added it to the "Project" category as a community collection center

Re: Linux 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:14 pm
by basicchip
Can you add your changes to the install script?

You might pick up the most recent BASICtools and TclTerm Tcl scripts, let me know if they need Linux mods. They are version 6.06, those source scripts installed in Windows, though only TclTerm.tcl is used in Windows. In Windows BASICtools is compiled with FreeWrap so it operates as a standalone .exe file in Windows.

If you do, zip it up and I'll update the version here in the forum

-- edit - oops BASICtools.tcl is not in the installer now, I'll fix that next time I do an update. People in the past have actually made changes to the Tcl source. Though i have to admit Tcl is a bit weird, not as weird as Forth.

Re: Linux 2018

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:46 pm
by basicchip
Thanks Olzeke (an actual Linux user)

*** update December 2020 ***

We've ported and checked out BASICtools on Linux and even a Raspberry Pi ... linux-mint

I checked out the version on my Ubuntu system, and it is working for me, at least as much as I tried. I am still a windoz guy.
I will update this in the files download linked from the forum (with a name change so I don't have to change the blog entry all the time.

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Re: Linux 2018

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:19 am
by TodWulff
basicchip wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:14 pm
... not as weird as Forth.
LOL! I fully concur with that. RPN and all of the stack jacking made muh gray matter ooze out of my ear canals. It is some pretty goofy stuffs. However, I did go on a small Forth binge back many moons ago, when I had a Sony Clie' as one of my first smart portable devices, back in the early 2000s. Actually wrote a missile command game for that in Forth. Was painful fun.