210338jim
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installing Mu

Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:14 pm

Trying to install Mu on rpi - advised to go to Preferences then Recommended Software but there is no Recommended Software under Preferences

B.Goode
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Re: installing Mu

Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:17 pm

What Operating System is running on your RPi?

If it is the Raspberry Pi Foundation recommended and supported Raspbian Operating System, what named or dated version?

gkaiseril
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Re: installing Mu

Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:57 pm

See Pi blog MU, A NEW PYTHON IDE FOR BEGINNERS for the announcement and the link to the guide Getting started with Mu. It looks like you only need to apply the current dist-update to Raspian. Then it will be listed in the Recommended Software menu item.

DirkS
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Re: installing Mu

Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:33 pm

gkaiseril wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:57 pm
See Pi blog MU, A NEW PYTHON IDE FOR BEGINNERS for the announcement and the link to the guide Getting started with Mu. It looks like you only need to apply the current dist-update to Raspian. Then it will be listed in the Recommended Software menu item.
Both 'recommended software' and 'mu' are only available for Raspbian Stretch.

It needs more than just an update if you're running Jessie (or older)

fbe
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Re: installing Mu

Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:52 pm

... and if you installed Raspbian Stretch from an image before 2018-06-27, you may need to install the rp-prefapps package to get the Recommended Software menu item under Preferences.

gkaiseril
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Re: installing Mu

Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:21 pm

Installing Mu on Linux for the command line. To add it to the menu, you can use the menu editor.

mxwll1011
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Re: installing Mu

Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:23 am

I did not get the "recommended software" drop-down menu after update/upgrade...

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

SO, I tried to install mu editor via the command line terminal...

pip3 install mu_editor


THIS is the result...


pip3 install mu_editor
Downloading/unpacking mu-editor
Downloading mu_editor-1.0.1-py3-none-any.whl (1.9MB): 1.9MB downloaded
Downloading/unpacking pyserial==3.4 (from mu-editor)
Downloading pyserial-3.4-py2.py3-none-any.whl (193kB): 193kB downloaded
Downloading/unpacking qscintilla==2.10.7 (from mu-editor)
Could not find any downloads that satisfy the requirement qscintilla==2.10.7 (from mu-editor)
Cleaning up...
No distributions at all found for qscintilla==2.10.7 (from mu-editor)
Storing debug log for failure in /home/pi/.pip/pip.log


SO, the step-by-step instructions at https://codewith.mu/en/howto/install_raspberry_pi ... didn't work. Any thoughts?

hippy
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Re: installing Mu

Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:02 pm

mxwll1011 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:23 am
SO, the step-by-step instructions at https://codewith.mu/en/howto/install_raspberry_pi ... didn't work. Any thoughts?
That guide says -
You can also install Mu from the command line using the command:

sudo apt-get install mu-editor
You didn't do that. You used pip3.

mxwll1011
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Re: installing Mu

Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:48 am

"E: Unable to locate package mu-editor"

DirkS
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Re: installing Mu

Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:46 am

mxwll1011 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:48 am
"E: Unable to locate package mu-editor"
You're very conservative with giving information.
You should tell us the exact command you used and the full error msg.

And I don't think you have told us which OS + version you're using...
Important to know in this case.

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