Debian 10 install failure

Sean Cole (Pi) sean at
Thu Dec 17 12:57:25 EST 2020

Solved. Debian 10 buster has GTK 3.0 installed but LC needs GTK 2.0. I just
ran the following:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgtk2.0-0

This got me back down to gtk v2 and the installer for LC ran properly.

Sean Cole
*Pi Digital *

On Thu, 17 Dec 2020 at 17:43, Sean Cole (Pi) <sean at> wrote:

> Hmm, so why would it say "Failed to load library 'gdk' (tried
> Sean
> On Thu, 17 Dec 2020 at 17:11, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
>> On 12/17/20 8:29 AM, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > Continuing my study on Linux alternatives, I've just tried installing
>> > LC9.6.2RC onto the latest Debian 10 (buster) build (clean install in
>> > Parallels from its add VM page). However, it comes up with an error when
>> > installing LC right after double-clicking the installer: "Failed to load
>> > library 'gdk' (tried". Debian 10 has Gtk 3.x
>> > installed. Is this the problem? Do I need to go back a build to Debian
>> 9?
>> > Or can I still install on 10 somehow with a tweak?
>> Sean-
>> Don't know about Parallels. I just loaded the latest debian build onto a
>> 15GB virtualbox VM, downloaded the latest stable LC, and installed. Had
>> to restart the system in order for LiveCode to show up in the menu, but
>> other than that no problems. I could launch from a commandline or after
>> the restart from the menu. I installed debian using the semi-automated
>> installer, which by default is using cinnamon as its desktop manager. I
>> did have to fiddle with the display resolution to get the whole menubar
>> on screen, but that's a virtualbox/debian thing and not LC.
>> Note that debian 10 is the only debian version that hasn't reached an
>> end of life (and therefore no updates), so I wouldn't waste time trying
>> earlier versions if you're putting something into production.
>> ...and to correct my earlier statement, I revisited the docs and I see
>> "The x86-64 and x86 Linux build environments used for compiling LiveCode
>> are based on Debian Wheezy."
>> --
>>   Mark Wieder
>>   ahsoftware at
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