Unable to install livecode on Linux, why?

Warren Samples warren at warrensweb.us
Fri Jun 15 22:57:11 EDT 2012

On 06/15/2012 02:19 AM, Peter Alcibiades wrote:
> I am probably doing something silly, but can anyone help with why this should be happening?
> I hosed my Debian installation (don't ask!).  So not having done a new install for many years and several new computers, I decided the thing to do was start from scratch again.  Its not a big deal, you just wipe your root partition and reinstall, then after you've laboriously installed all the apps again, and its amazing how many there were, all the menus and all the data files link up perfectly.
> So, this leaves LiveCode.  Download the installer using firefox. Open terminal.  cd to Download.  ls shows its there.  Try to run it, and it says file does not exist.  OK, lets confirm its there and being invoked beyond any doubt.  So I create a directory livecode and move the installer to it.  It moves fine.  Now we try to run it.  Doing it like this there can't be any silly spelling mistakes.
> ~/livecode$ ls
> LiveCodeInstaller-4_5_3-Linux.x86
> :~/livecode$ ./L*
> bash: ./LiveCodeInstaller-4_5_3-Linux.x86: No such file or directory
> same thing happens if I become root.  Its not because its an archive, either.  Try to open it with archive manager from thunar file manager and the same thing happens.  Its not the file manager, do it from gnome commander, same thing (well, that just invokes a terminal so its not surprising).
> Any suggestions?  Its probably something completely stupid, but what?
> Peter

Peter is your Linux install 64 bit? I just installed Mint 13 in 64 bit 
(in VirtualBox) and get this same message. Furthermore, lld says it's 
not a linked executable, and says the same thing about Livecode itself 
after I copied over a working installation from another machine. I 
checked my Mint 9 32 bit insatll and it works. I then installed Mint 13 
32 bit and it works fine as well. 64 bit Mint now ships with 32 bit libs 
preinstalled but it may be that some additional libs are necessary to 
get Livecode working. If I read the Mint docs correctly not everything 
that used to be installed with ia32libs is included. Could you be having 
this kind of issue?

Good luck,


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