Compiling and Installing on Linux
(Originally contributed by Jesse B Rowlandson)
 Compilation and installation of PEBL 0.14 on Linux
The following should be noted:
I am running Sparky Linux (which is Debian testing.) This is only a guide, and comes with no warranty. I may have missed some depends
 Start with depends:
For a shell window: this will pull down a bunch of extra dev packages.
>sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libsdl-gfx1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libpng12-dev
These are the files you want to do it manually.
libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libsdl-gfx1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libpng12-dev
Once you have them, get a copy of the svn:
which i used
$ svn checkout http://svn.code.sf.net/p/pebl/code-0/trunk pebl-code-0
Then to the pebl-code-0 directory
if all goes well then:
# make install
This should install pebl into /usr/local/bin/pebl and /usr/local/share/pebl. You can run a PEBL script at this point from the command line
$ pebl myscript.pbl
If you'd like the test battery to be installed in Documents\pebl-exp.0.14\, then do:
$ pebl –-install
If you want to launch the pebl launcher, use the following command from anywhere: $ pebl launcher.pbl
This will open the launcher, and will default to the working directory Documents\pebl-exp.0.14 (or whatever version you are running).
If you want to add this to your launcher, you can create a desktop file. Create a text file named something like pebl.desktop, and copy these lines into it:
[Desktop Entry] Version=0.14 Name=PEBL Comment=Launch PEBL Launcher Exec=/usr/local/bin/pebl /usr/local/share/pebl/pebl-lib/launcher.pbl Icon=/usr/local/share/pebl/media/images/pebl.png Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Utility;Application;
Most linux file browsers will recognize this and let you double-click to launch the browser. You should be able to drag this to a toolbar (in gnome, unity, kde, etc) and have it launch from there with a single click.