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Re: development on windows

From: T. Wilkinson
Subject: Re: development on windows
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:58:51 +0100
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Yes, I have used VMWare before, but only very very briefly. I'm downloading the `lilybuntu' iso at the moment, and will get back to you after I have managed to run it (I'll keep a note of all my steps in case anyone wants to repeat after me...).

Tim W.

Graham Percival wrote:
On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 05:20:55PM -0500, Jonathan Kulp wrote:
Thanks Graham. There was a ton of stuff owned by root in the lybook-db/
directory. I tried your command to xarg rm -rf but it said permission denied
(even though I did it as sudo and typed the password).

Oh yeah... IIRC if you do
  sudo fidn . blah | xargs
then the xargs is evaluated as your normal user account.  I'd have
done a sudo bash, but changing the permissions with chown is also

What I don't understand is how the permissions got jacked up in
the first place. I didn't do anything different this time than I
usually do.  I've never had the permissions problem before.
Maybe I put a "sudo" in there inadvertently but I don't recall
doing any sudos until "sudo make install." Do you think that was
the problem?

Yes, I'm sure that's it.  It's just possible that "make" failed on
some file(s), and when you tried "sudo make install" it
successfully built those files.

Re: the lilybuntu remix, I've removed a ton of applications but
I can't get the .iso image below 853 MB. I'll try it with the
xfce desktop and if that doesn't help I'll try it with
ubuntu-lite, which does not yet have a stable release but is
only 356 MB on the live CD, leaving plenty of room to add the
lilypond build dependencies.

It would be nice if it were 500 megs or so, but until/unless
somebody is actually using it, I'm not certain it's worth the
effort to reduce the 853 MB further.

Tim, have you used VMware before?  This should allow you to
compile LilyPond inside a virtual machine.  I'm not certain what
the best way is to transfer the iso from Jonathan to you, though.

- Graham

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