Probs related to the LC 8 dictionary on 64 bit Linux

Fraser Gordon fraser.gordon at
Wed Jun 15 23:28:33 CEST 2016

On 15/06/16 22:12, Richmond wrote:
> Sorry; that title is a bit of a mouthful.
> Ideally (there's another semantically dubious word) the dictionary 
> should be properly accessible
> in Livecode 8.x on Linux 64 bit; but it's not, and will probably take 
> a while to sort that out.
> 3 days ago my operating system "went West", and I had to reinstall. 
> This was neither here nor there
> beyond being a bit frustrating and taking up 4 hours of my time.
> However; having reinstalled 64 bit Xubuntu 16.04 and Kernel 4.6.2 I 
> found that even on installing
> the multi-arch "gubbins" I could not install the 32 bit version of 
> Livecode 8.0.1 - which I was trying
> to install to get at the dictionary in a . . . relatively . . . 
> accessible fashion (i.e. via my web browser).
> So, here I am with Livecode 8.0.1 Indy and unable to get at the 
> dictionary; even fossicking around in
> the /home/.runrev/ directories didn't give me any file I could open 
> directly via Firefox . . .

If it isn't already installed, it might be worth trying to install 
Chromium in case there is a missing dependency (the browser we use on 
Linux is, at its core, the same as Chrome/Chromium). One thing in 
particular that I've noticed may not be installed by default is the 
"xscrnsaver" library; I believe it is called "libxss1" on Ubuntu.


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