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64bit Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop App

Leigh Nov 08, 2016 06:12PM GMT

It seems that the desktop app depends explicitly upon many i386 libs that are not easy to install in newer 64bit Ubuntu distributions.

What workarounds (if any) are there to this problem?

Cheers

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colwiz Team Nov 09, 2016 12:51PM GMT colwiz Agent
Hi Leigh,

Thanks for your email. Our technical team has had a look at your case and recommended the following discussion links:
https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-skype-on-ubuntu-16-04-xenial-xerus-linux-64-bit
https://blog.teststation.org/ubuntu/2016/05/12/installing-32-bit-software-on-ubuntu-16.04

We feel the first link which talks about manually installing i386 package on a 64bit system can guide you better.

Please let us know if you require further assistance.

Regards,
colwiz Team
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Marcin Kuśmierz Nov 15, 2016 06:09AM GMT
Hi Leigh,

I've discovered that a link on the https://www.colwiz.com/ page (do not log in! use firefox/chromium/chrome _for_linux_) points directly to 64 bit application:

https://www.colwiz.com/update?app=colwiz.installer.v2.nix.64

hope this helps,
cheers
Martin
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rolandog Jul 05, 2017 06:41AM BST
Thanks for the answer Martin, I will test your solution...



I actually had written a pretty detailed report, but after finding this thread I think I may need to test and then update this answer.


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I just managed to make colwiz run in Ubuntu 17.04 (zesty zapus).

I stumbled into a lot of error messages when attempting to run after installation, and this was due to having several libraries missing (since my operating system is 64 bit).

The first error message was:
/opt/colwizapp/colwizdesktop: error while loading shared libraries: libgobject-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

And then a new library would be announced as missing once I installed the i386 version of the library that was -- allegedly -- missing.

So far, the current list of missing libraries I had (this list could be longer if you don't have other 32 bit dependencies).

* libgobject-2.0.so.0
* libnss3.so
* libgconf-2.so.4
* libasound.so.2
* libXtst.so.6
* libnotify.so.4

The terminal messages pointed to the following missing module:
* canberra-gtk-module (partially ran, but crashed with some Gtk error messages).

My solution was to install the following packages:
* libgtk2.0-0:i386
* libnss3:i386
* libgconf2-4:i386
* libasound2:i386
* libxtst6:i386
* libnotify4:i386
* libcanberra-gtk-module:i386

Which was done by performing:

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3:i386 libgconf2-4:i386 libasound2:i386 libxtst6:i386 libnotify4:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386


This allowed me to run the desktop app, but this doesn't seem to be everything that is missing: when running colwizdesktop from terminal, I still see some error messages:

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module"
[20214:0530/124047:ERROR:gl_implementation_osmesa.cc(22)] Failed to load libGL.so.1: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Among others...

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