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Sugar on Caixa Mágica, the Magellan project

Linux Caixa Magica 15 (English Translation) Main Page

Magalhães is a Caixa Mágica based GNU/Linux distribution.



caixamagica-linux-live-15-final-GNOME-int-cdrom-i586 with sugar 0.88.0
satellit updated this section 01/22/2011
  1. install in VB4 with .iso
  2. Start Virtual Appliance
  3. start symantic
  4. reload
  5. search task-sugar ( task-sugar 0.88.0-1mdv2010.1 Sugar Platform)
  6. select; apply
  7. log out
  8. log in with (gdm) selected to sugar in bottom bar

  • Note: Caixa Magica Live USB Creator (xcm-liveusb-creator) Does not seem to work in VirtualBox4
Setup repositories on Caixa Mágica box

Get it:

wget -c

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
urpmi.addmedia main
urpmi.addmedia main_update --update
urpmi.addmedia contrib
urpmi.addmedia contrib_update --update
Setup repositories on Magalhães box

No root password available 01/22/2011 satellit

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
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)