[squeak-dev] Re: How to switch vm's (Ubuntu/Linux)

Jerome Peace peace_the_dreamer at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 25 03:28:57 UTC 2010

Hi Chris,

I am also using Ubuntu. I am doing a lot of test piloting and final got to the point of needing something like I had on my old mac. The ability to mix and match images and vms. 

Ubuntu has a great desktop launcher system and I final figured a way to have implement a drag and drop solution. To drag an icon on to an icon and have the image I want launched in the vm of my choice. When things settle down I make a double clickable launcher with both filenames together.

I described the solution here:

I have not 'installed' these images. I have simply downloaded and extracted the compressed files. I haven't noticed problems with the vm2202 released with 4.1 final. 

I have not tried to install the new images, they remain in folders within my home folder space. I have a one user setup sofar.


Yours in curiosity and service.

>Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
>Sat Apr 24 15:28:16 UTC 2010

>I need to go back to the 3.10-4 vm to do some profiling.  I have two
>VM's installed on my Ubuntu server linux box; 3.10-4 and the new
>Before, I used to just have a soft-link named /usr/local/bin/squeak
>pointing to /usr/local/lib/squeak/3.10-4/squeak, and that is how I
>would switch VM's; by repointing the soft link.
>However, the new vm creates a binary file named /usr/local/bin/squeak
>which, performs some Linux magic of which I am not familiar.
>To attempt to switch back to the old vm, I renamed
>/usr/local/bin/squeak to /usr/local/bin/squeak.renamed and
>/usr/local/bin/squeak.sh to /usr/local/bin/squeak.sh.renamed.
>BTW, what is squeak.sh?
>I then created a softlink to the old executable:
>  ln -s ../lib/squeak/3.10-4/squeak squeak
>Unfortunately, when trying to launch the vm:
>  squeak -version
>I get:
>  +exec: 1: : Permission denied
>I really need to switch VM's (temporarily).  Any assistance is greatly


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