Unable to install livecode on Linux, why?

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 07:11:03 CDT 2012


Not sure if this would apply, but there isn't a file association set up
with .x86 is there?  Perhaps for an associated executable that the system
can't find?  Just as a curiosity test you might rename the file to
something much simpler to type and without the extension (hugely unlikely,
but even so worth a shot.)  Worst case you've wasted 30 seconds. /shrug.

Also, is it possible your drive is starting to fail?  And you said the
installer was definitely set to executable, but never hurts to look at it
once more.

Hmm also might not hurt to put a copy in the path. (removing it of course
after the install completes.)

Last thought. While the installer isn't a shell script, if you "sh
lcinstallername" do you get a different response or perhaps a more verbose
message?

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 5:12 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 15/06/12 11:04, Peter Alcibiades wrote:
>
>> Yes, but it makes no difference how its tried.  The permission is set to
>> everyone read and write, its also set to executable, and if I do it from
>> thunar or from a terminal I get the same error.  I even started a terminal
>> in the folder, became root, then started thunar as root, then tried to
>> execute.  Thinking who knows what sort of error might be creeping in.
>>  Same
>> problem.  Weird or what?
>>
>> I can try on another machine, though we only have Debian installs around
>> here...  I guess it would be possible to install fedora on a VM and then
>> have a go there.
>>
>
> OK:
>
> 1. There should (nice modal verb there) be no problem with Debian and
> family, so
> messing around with Fedora in VM is taking a long hike to nowhere
> particularly scenic.
>
> 2. As at work I can only hazard a few thoughts:
>
> 2.1. Last night I wondered about why I was having probs re Trial 5.5. and
> came to
> the likely conclusion that it had something to do with me choosing 'Custom
> Install'.
> Unfortunately as this wondering was happening in bed with the cat sitting
> on my chest
> I didn't get round to getting up, firing up the machine, and trying it out.
>
> I have had this sort of prob once or twice before.
>
> (I have yet to try to install Trial 5.5 with a plain, vanilla install)
>
> Having said that: with RR/LC 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 I have always gone for a
> custom install, putting everything
> into directories in my HOME directory.
>
> 2.2. There may be a difference between the 4.5 beta 4 LC I generally use
> and your 4.5.3.
>
> 2.3. I ALWAYS have my ROOT and HOME on a single partition:
>
> i.e. when I install Linux I partition my hard drive into 2 partitions:
> SWAP and EVERYTHING ELSE.
>
> if you are 'being fancy' with your partitioning (while, possibly, being
> less vulnerable to funny things happening) this may be screwing up your LC
> installs.
>
> 3. LC 4.5 beta 4 installs a LOCKED folder; so everytime I have to copy its
> contents into a non-locked
> folder before things begin to work.
>
>
>
>> Peter
>>
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