Thursday, September 9, 2010

installing TinyOS on Ubuntu

In this post I explain how to install TinyOS on Debian systems (ubuntu 10.4+, debian).

The steps are quite simple and are explained as follows:

1) Make sure that you are connected to the internet.

2) Open the source.list file in root mode using:

3) Add the following text:
You can replace the lucid with hardy/gutsy depending on the Ubuntu version, lucid is for 10.4 Ubuntu LTS) you are using. You are doing this to make sure that your package installer finds the packages urls, etc(software sources).

4) Open a Terminal and type the following command:
You are doing this to update the package information (deb package) on your system.

5) Now we install TinyOS by executing the following command:
It will prompt you to install JRE (if not installed), go ahead and install it by following the instructions on the screen.

6) Open the .bashrc file in your home directory and add the source script to the file at the end. You can also do this by giving following command:

7) Now close the Terminal and open a new one. You will a message in the terminal saying: This means that tinyOS has been successfully installed on your system.

    Friday, September 3, 2010

    HashAnvik: A MD5/SHA-1/SHA-256 hash checker for Linux

    Hi Guys!! This is my first project in wxPython and I'm very excited. I have written a wxPython application to check hash'es of binary/text/other files. This application supports hashes in MD5(most popular), SHA-1 and SHA-256 (other popular) hashes.

    It's available for download at sourceforge website at:

    Written in wxPython, it is cross-plaform (though, I'm yet to upload a Windows executable. I promise to upload it soon).

    You can checkout the source code available in the file(deb) by extracting/un-packing the deb file. It's released under the GNU GPL license, you are free to edit/reuse the source-code for your purposes.

     Happy Hashing!!