I just put together a set of 3 shell scripts for installing, running, and uninstalling the Arduino software. Tested on Ubuntu 9.10, but I imagine it'll work on any distro.
Requires an Internet connection, since the script also downloads the package.
#!/bin/sh VERSION=0017 rm /bin/arduino cp ./run.sh /bin/arduino chmod +x /bin/arduino cd ~/ wget http://arduino.googlecode.com/files/arduino-$VERSION.tgz tar -xvf arduino-$VERSION.tgz mv arduino-$VERSION arduino rm ~/arduino-$VERSION.tgz
#!/bin/sh cd ~/arduino ./arduino
#!/bin/sh VERSION=0017 rm /bin/arduino rm ~/arduino-$VERSION.tgz rm -R ~/arduino
If anyone can put me on the path to making this a real Aptitude/Debian package or tell me how to check for Arduino prerequisites, that would be great.