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installing wikipedia and typing turtle

Joanne Clemente
Hi,
My build USB does not have Wikipedia and Typing Turtle
I downloaded them to a bundles folder (using 11 not 12)
They do not install
I see they look a bit different than the .xo files. They are .zip.  I renamed them to .xo but it does not change their appearance.
the .xo files DO install from this bundle folder.
 
How do I get them installed?
Please help. Need to get to this today.
Thanks,
Joanne

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Re: installing wikipedia and typing turtle

Kevin Mark
On Mon, Sep 02, 2013 at 08:40:02AM -0400, Joanne Clemente wrote:

>    Hi,
>    My build USB does not have Wikipedia and Typing Turtle
>    I downloaded them to a bundles folder (using 11 not 12)
>    They do not install
>    I see they look a bit different than the .xo files. They are .zip.  I renamed them to
>    .xo but it does not change their appearance.
>    the .xo files DO install from this bundle folder.
>     
>    How do I get them installed?
>    Please help. Need to get to this today.
>    Thanks,
>    Joanne

There are various ways to install an XO package (Fototoon.xo). One way is to
use the Browse activity. When you view a page with an XO package and click on
it (like from http://activities.sugarlabs.org), the Sugar OS will recognize it
and download it to the Journal and then install it. It will then show up in the
Home Screen, ready to use.

At this point, I will note that XO packages are in fact 'Zip files'(abc.zip).
So if you have an XO package and rename it's file extension to '.zip', you can
use the 'unzip' program to unzip the package and then 'mv' it to the Activities
folder.
(the '$' is the prompt on the XO Terminal activity, do not type it)
This is an example:
1. if you have an XO package called 'abc.xo' and want to install it, you could do
this:

2. open the Terminal activity

3. use 'cd' to move to the correct directory (/media/usbdisk in this case)
$ cd /media/usbdisk

4. 'cp' the XO package into a 'zip' archive
$ cp abc.xo abc.zip

5. 'unzip' the zip archive
$ unzip abc.zip

6. 'mv' the new directory to the appropriate location (/home/olpc/Activities)
if the new directory is 'Abc.activity', then do this:
$ mv Abc.activity /home/olpc/

7. this will then 'install' the activity

8. you can choose to 'rm' the new zip archive to save space
$ rm abc.zip
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Re: installing wikipedia and typing turtle

Kevin Mark
On Mon, Sep 02, 2013 at 12:25:57PM -0400, Kevin Mark wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 02, 2013 at 08:40:02AM -0400, Joanne Clemente wrote:
> >    Hi,
> >    My build USB does not have Wikipedia and Typing Turtle
> >    I downloaded them to a bundles folder (using 11 not 12)
> >    They do not install
> >    I see they look a bit different than the .xo files. They are .zip.  I renamed them to
> >    .xo but it does not change their appearance.
> >    the .xo files DO install from this bundle folder.
> >     
> >    How do I get them installed?
> >    Please help. Need to get to this today.
> >    Thanks,
> >    Joanne
>
> There are various ways to install an XO package (Fototoon.xo). One way is to
> use the Browse activity. When you view a page with an XO package and click on
> it (like from http://activities.sugarlabs.org), the Sugar OS will recognize it
> and download it to the Journal and then install it. It will then show up in the
> Home Screen, ready to use.
>
OK. I made a mistake. Please disregard the previous message :)

 At this point, I will note that XO packages are in fact 'Zip files'(abc.zip).
 So if you have an XO package and rename it's file extension to '.zip', you can
 use the 'unzip' program to unzip the package and then 'mv' it to the Activities
 folder.
 (the '$' is the prompt on the XO Terminal activity, do not type it)
 This is an example:
 1. if you have an XO package called 'abc.xo' and want to install it, you could do
 this:
 
 2. open the Terminal activity
 
 3. use 'cd' to move to the correct directory (/media/usbdisk in this case)
 $ cd /media/usbdisk
 
 4. 'cp' the XO package into a 'zip' archive
 $ cp abc.xo abc.zip
 
 5. 'unzip' the zip archive
 $ unzip abc.zip
 
 6. 'mv' the new directory to the appropriate location (/home/olpc/Activities)
 if the new directory is 'Abc.activity', then do this:
 $ mv Abc.activity /home/olpc/Activities
 
 7. this will then 'install' the activity
 
 8. you can choose to 'rm' the new zip archive to save space
 $ rm abc.zip

-Kevix
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