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Sugar on Caixa Mágica, the Magellan project

Magalhães is a Caixa Mágica based GNU/Linux distribution.



Setup repositories on Caixa Mágica box

Get it:

wget -c http://mirrors.nfsi.pt/caixamagica/12/oficial/iso/caixamagica-linux-12-live-GNOME-pt_PT-cdrom-i586.iso

Create a disk image:

qemu-img create -f raw caixamagica.raw 3G

Install it:

kvm -m 512 -hda caixamagica.raw -cdrom caixamagica-linux-12-live-GNOME-pt_PT-cdrom-i586.iso -boot d

Boot, log in as root and add an user:

adduser sugar
password sugar

Add repositories:

urpmi.addmedia sugar http://people.sugarlabs.org/~alsroot/magalhaes
urpmi.addmedia main http://ftp.caixamagica.pt/12/oficial/i586/media/main/release
urpmi.addmedia main_update http://ftp.magalhaes.caixamagica.pt/12/oficial/i586/media/main/updates --update
urpmi.addmedia contrib http://ftp.caixamagica.pt/12/oficial/i586/media/contrib/release
urpmi.addmedia contrib_update http://ftp.magalhaes.caixamagica.pt/12/oficial/i586/media/contrib/updates --update
Setup repositories on Magalhães box

If you don't have installed Magalhães:

  • download VM image
  • untar it
  • start kvm with untared .vmdk file like with common kvm's disk image

Add repositories:

urpmi.addmedia sugar http://people.sugarlabs.org/~alsroot/magalhaes
Install sugar packages

To install core components (services, window manager, journal etc.) type:

sudo urpmi sugar-glucose 

To install core activities type:

sudo urpmi sugar-fructose

Or to install the SugarPlatform(sugar-glucose + sugar-fructose + honey's deps):

sudo urpmi task-sugar


Sugar packages are being built by jhconvert and follow its matrix of package versions.


  • 0.84.x


Sugar repository includes some stuff that installed in /opt/sugar. When sugar doesn't start make sure that proper exports present(look at /usr/bin/sugar)