On Windows I package Windows, Mac and Linux versions of my product. I can copy the .app file to a Mac and install just fine. I can copy the .run file to a 32-bit Linux system (where I built the Linux code) and it runs, but if I copy the .run file to a 64-bit Linux system the installer doesn't run. No error, no dialogs, no nothing.

So I tried building my Linux code on a 64-bit version of Linux, copied that to my Windows system, ran InstallBuilder, and then copied the new .run file to the 64-bit Linux system. Same problem. When I run the .run file it just completes immediately with no dialogs and no errors. This same 64-bit version installs just fine on my 32-bit Linux system.

What am I doing wrong?

asked 01 Mar '12, 16:23

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It seems that the installer is built as 32-bit binary (i.e. linux target, not linux-x64 target) and the OS does not have 32-bit compatibility libraries.

For Ubuntu/Debian, you can install ia32-libs and ia32-libs-gtk. For other systems, the package name may be different.


answered 01 Mar '12, 16:30

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How can I built a 64-bit version of the installer?

(01 Mar '12, 16:34) ColinBlake

You can set target to linux-x64 from command line or Linux x86 64 bits from GUI.

(01 Mar '12, 16:54) wojciechka ♦♦

Using a target of linux-x64 did the trick. Thanks.

(01 Mar '12, 17:04) ColinBlake
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