Talk:Running Linux Applications Under Sugar

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Can someone verify this information?

Updated information to refer to Sugar Coating.

Sugar Coating

Where's the source for the library?

How is this method preferable to already existing and discussed 'sugar coating' methods? Simply automation or other benefits?

Rmyers 18:22, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

I believe it's due to the automation. Why isn't this process built into the Sugar Control Panel?? Graham

The 'sugarize' information should be updated. The information is out of date for 8.2 and refers to an out of date script. By the way scripts were derived from Bernie's I believe. Tinker 04:57, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

The source for the library is located at:;a=tree;f=xlogo.activity;h=e00f529afbd963a8c7c3321a8cdb71ceace15e46;hb=2acec58d398a169ccadb15d335345624056f80dc

Tinker 06:59, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

=Sugar Coating= Permission Denied.

I was able to download the files described, but when i tried to run ./sug I got a "Permissions Denied" message. Not knowing much Linux, but able to follow directions, I entered chmod a+s /bin/chmod. I entered ./sug and i still got Permissions denied.

It would be helpful if I could copy screen shots to these comments. In any case the final messages for the first two commands on the OLPC were:

2009-09-16 17:40:49 (39.9 KB/s) - '' saved [2792/2792]


2009-09-16 17:53:32 (43.8 KB/s) - 'sug' saved [3776/3776]

The response to ./sug was bash: ./sug: Permission denied

For the chmod a+s /bin/chmod

There was no response except the repeat of the prompt bash-3.2#

Attempting to enter ./sug again was the Permission denied as above.

It does not appear i can go any further.

Any ideas.

It works!

It says in the yellow box that the program won't work on newer versions of sugar but it does. Maybe we should remove this since it might discourage users from trying that idea. My sugar version is 0.96.2 Also I didn't need to restart sugar at the end of sugar coating it immediatly showed up in Home View. --Jamison Lofthouse 10:39, 30 August 2012 (EDT)

Thanks for testing! If you can improve the page based on your experience, please do so. Thanks. --FGrose 10:56, 31 August 2012 (EDT)