Probs related to the LC 8 dictionary on 64 bit Linux

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Wed Jun 15 17:39:15 EDT 2016

I'm afraid that just doesn't work, as I have reported in Bugzilla, the 
dictionary just
doesn't function at all in Livecode 8.x 64 bit Xubuntu.

What I am looking to do is to install Livecode 8.x 32 bit on my 64 bit 
system, because that does
let me get at the dictionary.

So I installed the multiarch stuff, and I was still uynable to get the 
Livecode 8.0.1 32 bit Linux
installer to start up.


On 16.06.2016 00:28, Fraser Gordon wrote:
> 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.
> Fraser
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