How To Install Sailfish OS On Linux

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Sailfish OS is a Meego Linux derivate, developed by a bunch of former Nokia developers, that have formed a new company, called Jolla.

How To Install Sailfish OS On Linux

In this article I will show you how to install and run the Sailfish OS SDK on your Linux system. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

Requirements:

  • About 5GB of free disk space
  • 4GB of RAM or more is recommended

In order not to get dependency issues, we have to install Virtualbox first. See the articles below:

Next, we have to download the Sailfish OS SDK. Despite it is in early, alpha stage, it is usable.

Download the Sailfish OS SDK for 32 bit systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget jolla.cachefly.net/SailfishOSSDK/alpha/installers/SailfishOSSDK-Alpha-1312-Qt5-linux-32-offline.run

Download the Sailfish OS SDK for 64 bit systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget jolla.cachefly.net/SailfishOSSDK/alpha/installers/SailfishOSSDK-Alpha-1312-Qt5-linux-64-offline.run

Set execution permissions for the Sailfish OS SDK:

$ sudo chmod +x SailfishOSSDK-Alpha-1312-Qt5-linux-*-offline.run

Start the installation of the Sailfish OS SDK and follow the graphical user interface instructions:

$ ./SailfishOSSDK-Alpha-1312-Qt5-linux-*-offline.run

How To Install Sailfish OS On Linux

After the installation of the Sailfish OS SDK has been finished, change directory to SailfishOS/emulator/SailfishOS Emulator

$ cd ~/SailfishOS/emulator/SailfishOS\ Emulator

Next. run the SailfishOS Emulator.vbox file:

The easiest way to do this is to open the file manager, go to ~/SailfishOS/emulator/SailfishOS Emulator and double click the SailfishOS Emulator.vbox file.

A geeky approach would be to use gnome-open, on systems using the Gnome deskstop and forks, or okular for KDE.

$ gnome-open SailfishOS\ Emulator.vbox
or:
$ okular SailfishOS\ Emulator.vbox

This was it, happy Sailing.

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One comment on “How To Install Sailfish OS On Linux
  1. Ben says:

    Shouldn’t there be other apps (out of the “box”) on the virtual machine? For me, it has “Components”, and Settings but that’s it. It doesn’t have anything else.

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