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Offline Paulo2006

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Help me install a program!
« on: April 26, 2020, 07:01:03 PM »
I wanted to install a browser called Pale Moon. The browser exists in the tiny core repositories, but it is completely out of date. I tried to look for the program in the `tcz` format on the official website of the browser, but it does not exist. So I decided to download the source code of the browser in `tar.gz` format. However I don't know how to compile a program, I wanted to know how to compile a program in Tiny Core. Because it is an independent distribution it must be different to compile a program. So, here's my doubt:

How to compile and install a program on linux?

What are the commands to compile?

How do I view and install the premises? (And where do you get them)

When the program is compiled and installed, how do I put it in the bar where the programs are located?

Online Juanito

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Re: Help me install a program!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2020, 10:10:25 PM »
Have you taken a look at the extension making section of the wiki?

Probably the first task is to take a look at the source code to determine which compilation tools are needed:

* configure and make - look for a file named autogen.sh or configure
* cmake and make - look for a file named CMakeLists.txt
* meson and ninja - look for a file named meson.build

Do you want to build for Core (32-bit) or CorePure64 (64-bit)?

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Re: Help me install a program!
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2020, 10:12:21 PM »
 Core (32-bit)

Online Juanito

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Re: Help me install a program!
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2020, 10:18:30 PM »
OK - does palemoon use configure, cmake or meson?

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Re: Help me install a program!
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2020, 10:19:44 PM »
Hi Paulo2006
Have you taken a look at the extension making section of the wiki? ...
The Wiki link at the top of the page not working at the moment. Here is a link to a mirror:
https://www.linuxsecrets.com/tinycorelinux-wiki/wiki:start.html

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Re: Help me install a program!
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2020, 12:57:00 AM »
It appears that palemoon does not use a standard build process:

https://developer.palemoon.org/build/linux/

..good luck.