To install ScriptBasic under Debian Linux is as simple as typing
dpkg --install scriba-v2.0b1-1_i386.deb
If you happen to install ScriptBasic on a RedHat Linux then you can download the RPM version of the program and say
rpm -i scriba-2.0b1-1.i386.rpm
This will install and configure ScriptBasic form most of the systems. In case the directory structure of the standard installation does not fit your needs then you can edit the configuration file scriba.conf.unix.lsp and convert it to binary version using the command line:
#/usr/bin/scriba -k scriba.conf.unix.lsp
This is the default configuration file that ScriptBasic reads and all other directories and locations are taken from this file.
In case you want to create a version of ScriptBasic that links some external modules statically or want to play around with the source then you have to recompile the source. Because this is the standard installation mode for any operating system that is not Windows nor Linux, read on in the next section how to do it.