[self-interest] SELF Installation...please help!

tb at tcltalk.ath.cx tb at tcltalk.ath.cx
Wed Feb 9 17:04:34 UTC 2011

Prescilla schrieb:
> Hello everyone! I am a new member. The reason I'm here is because I am
> required (project) to write an interpreter on SELF. I have not tried
> this programming language yet. I need to experience programming with
> self before I can create an interpreter.
> My concern is that I cannot install Self! I am using Windows 7 and have
> installed Linux Ubuntu since SELF is for Linux and Mac only. My current
> OS is Ubuntu 9.10. I got the VM and snapshot installers from this link:
> http://selflanguage.org/download/index.html
> When I tried to open this (Self-4.4.tar.gz) folder with archiver. I got
> a folder with 4 files: INSTALL, ._INSTALL, .SELF and ._SELF. I tried to
> open all 4 but nothing happens!
> Please if anyone can help me with SELF installation, send me a message.
> I would really really appreciate it.
> Thank you in advance. Have a nice day.

on Linux you can run the INSTALL script as root to put the VM in a
globally accessible place. Otherwise just copy the Self binary out and
place it in the same directory as your snapshot file.

Use a terminal and enter:

./Self -s YOUR.snap

...to boot the universe ;)


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