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Current stable Wheezy Release Information

The Debian wiki has a specific page for Sugar at Debian install Sugar

The stable Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" includes parts of 0.96: most of Glucose, but missing most of Fructose.

Sucrose packages are usually updated in the unstable repository. These packages migrate to the testing repository after a while. You can see the current package versions here.

Those interested in developing Sugar software should visit our developer documentation website.

For virtulalization and emulation see also Emulator image files.

See also the Debian Edu product Skolelinux

Debian Packages

"All packages that are included in the official Debian distribution are free...."

Debian Live


Debian Fork of Mate

Point Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to combine the power of Debian GNU/Linux with the productivity of MATE, the Gnome 2 desktop environment fork.

Notes on install to USB disk

download squeeze_live-i386-iso-hybrid
isohybrid_CD info


dd if=debian-xxxxxxxx.iso of=/dev/sdX

Install Sugar via Synaptic

download squeeze_live-i386-iso-hybrid
Install to HD
start Synaptic
Repositories select all 3 
select Server for USA
click all 3 boxes
Third Party Software 
search for "sugar"
click on all 0.88 sugar packages
how to configure full screen
Browse Activities  (Download the activities you want)

Fixing dependencies in Wheezy

This article descibes the process to compile Sugar on Debian testing Wheezy, in order to install sugar-jhbuild.

GTK3 in Debian Wheezy


On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 17:45, Manuel Kaufmann <> wrote: > Do you have a clue about this?

This was my workaround to this problem:

1. /etc/apt/sources.list

  deb unstable main contrib non-free
  deb-src unstable main contrib non-free

2. update the package database

  sudo apt-get update

3. download the source code

  cd /tmp
  mkdir pygobject
  apt-get source python-gi

4. install dependecies

  sudo apt-get build-dep python-gi
  sudo apt-get install python-gobject-2-dbg

5. compile python-gi

  cd pygobject-3.2.0
  wget -c
  git apply pygi-d37680bb9390426f7f58ea3d352c3e5e2106e978_modified.patch
  dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b

6. install compiled packages

  sudo dpkg -i ../*.deb

Now, when I run "./sugar-jhbuild run sugar-emulator" I can see the icons and the toolbar properly.


Where Debian is installed via the Debian installer or virtual machine, Sugar has been reported to run nicely.

Sugar 0.88.0 works nicely in Debian squeeze.

Low footprint versions (eg no Gnome Display Manager) with SLiM and Openbox only, are reported in this link to cause a problem.