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Old 01-10-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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How to install Python and Ruby on DSL?

Hello. I have an old laptop (IBM ThinkPad 380XD). It doesn't have ethernet so no internet... I'm using as a development experimentation and personal crap machine.

DSL comes with Perl which I want to learn. However I'm more interested in Ruby and Python. How would I go about installing these without an internet connection? Also I want to learn GUI programming, could I use GTK+ (which I believe DSL has) with these?

Thanks and happy hacking (because rms has the best sign-off)!

Old 01-15-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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to install python, go get the tarball on an internet-enabled computer, save it on something that will go into your laptop (cd or floppy?) and take it over there, take the tarball off and install it.

i think you need an extra module for python to get gtk+ working.

the same should work for ruby, just make sure about any module you may need for gtk.

BTW = you probably have python installed, at least.

try to run it by opening a terminal and running 'python'. do the same for ruby... ruby is less likely to be there, though.


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