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installing quick basic in ubuntu

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#1 Pedr


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:38 AM

I have tried to install qbasic in ubuntu 14.04 I downloaded QB64 and extracted all files . I then opened a terminal and tried to run setup-lnx.sh. After a lot of activity in the terminal the process ends with

[It appears that the qb64 executable file was not created, this is usually an indication of a compile failure (You probably saw lots of error messages pop up on the screen) Usually these are due to missing packages needed for compilation. If you're not running a distro supported by this compiler, please note you will need to install the packages listed above.]

The site from which I obtained qb64 says it will run on most linux distros. I should be grateful for any help



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#2 Al1000


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:33 AM


If this is a Windows program, you will need an emulator to run it on. There should be at least two emulators than you can install either through the Ubuntu software centre or the terminal. Search the software centre for ''dos emulator'' and you should find ''DOSBox'' and ''dosemu,'' and you can install either by clicking on the relevant button in the software centre, or typing in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install dosbox
...replacing ''doxbox'' with ''dosmu'' if you decide to go for that one.

It's fairly common for software to require additional packages, and installing through either the software centre or the terminal ensures they will also be installed automatically.

Edited by Al1000, 02 September 2014 - 09:34 AM.

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