How to get Self running on Windows (via WSL2)

oh look it’s here

It doesn’t work on Windows, so you have to use WSL.

Here were my steps:

  • install Ubuntu 20.04 on WSL
  • copy the files to \\wsl$\Ubuntu-20.04\home\nyeogmi
  • install dependencies
  • set up an X server
  • grant myself ownership and run perms, then run self

Here’s how to install the dependencies:

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libx11-6:i386 libxext6:i386 libtinfo5:i386 libstdc++6:i386


To set up an X server I used this tutorial.

Here’s how I granted myself ownership and ran Self:

$ chmod +x ./Self
$ ./Self -s kitchensink.snap

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