All go for komodo pro

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So how the heck did I somehow manage to get the newest release Komodo 3.5 Pro installed and up and running under my FreeBSD 6.0 system?

Much sweating and cussing and struggling into the wee hours of the night, but I did it and that is all that counts.

By the way, to save you tons of extra time, please take note that the following linux compatable packages are required:

  • linux-gtk2
  • linux-XFree86-libs
  • linux-pango

If you have any other questions do not hesitate to place them here.


Do you take any installation notes you would be willing to share? I have been trying to get Komodo working on my FreeBSD 6 box for several days. I installed the RH9 base from /usr/ports/linux_base-rh-9, but the port of linux-gtk2 fails. I even went so far as to break out my old RH9 CDs to install the RPMS from the CD, no luck though.


Kind FreeBSD heroes.

For those of you out there who have been struggling like me to get Komodo up and running on good old FreeBSD, I think I finally have the answer. At least it is working on my laptop, so hopefully this information will help.

---This is what I have---

FreeBSD 6.0
Komodo 3.52
Gnome 2.12

---Here are all the linux-related packages installed on my system---

$ pkg_info | grep -i linux
linux-XFree86-libs- XFree86 libraries, Linux binary
linux-atk-1.8.0_1 Accessibility Toolkit, Linux/i386 binary
linux-expat-1.95.7 Linux/i386 binary port of Expat XML-parsing library
linux-flashplugin-7.0r63 The official Macromedia Flash Player for Linux Mozilla and
linux-fontconfig-2.2.3_2 Linux/i386 binary of Fontconfig
linux-glib2-2.4.8_1 Version 2.X Linux/i386 binary port of GLib
linux-gtk-1.2.10 RPM of the Gtk lib
linux-gtk2-2.4.14_3 GTK+ library, version 2.X, Linux binary
linux-jpeg-6b.33 RPM of the JPEG lib
linux-pango-1.6.0_1 Linux pango binary
linux-png-1.2.8 RPM of the PNG lib
linux-sun-jdk- Sun Java Development Kit 1.4 for Linux
linux-tiff-3.6.1_5 TIFF library, Linux/i386 binary
linux_base-8-8.0_14 Base set of packages needed in Linux mode (for i386/amd64)
linuxdoc-1.1_1 The Linuxdoc SGML DTD
linuxpluginwrapper-20051113 A wrapper allowing use of linux-plugins with native applica
linuxthreads-2.2.3_20 POSIX pthreads implementation using rfork to generate kerne
sgmlformat-1.7_2 Generates groff and HTML from linuxdoc and docbook SGML doc

---Under my home directory I have---

$ cat /home/kiffin/bin/komodo_pro_3_52
echo "Starting Komodo 3.5 (local) ..."
cd /home/kiffin/Komodo-3.5/bin
echo 'This could take awhile...'
echo 'Be patient.'

---Finally, under the Gnome desktop choose---

Applications | Programming | Komodo 3.5 Pro


Name: Komodo 3.5 Pro
Command: komodo_pro_3_52 %F
Icon: /home/kiffin/Komodo-3.5/share/icons/komodo48.png

That's it. I certainly hope this information has been helpful for someone else out there.

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