[ubuntu-studio-users] Installing Scrivener

Steven Grace sgrace at pobox.com
Fri Jan 10 15:51:11 UTC 2014

> On 01/08/2014 04:42 AM, Jimmy Sjölund wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 6:49 AM, Tommy Tolson
>> <healinghawk at anvilcom.com <mailto:healinghawk at anvilcom.com>>
>> wrote:
>> We're having a bit of a miscommunication, I'm afraid. I would like
>> to get Scrivener for Linux to run on Ubuntu Studio. So I'm
>> interested in finding out how to properly install Scrivener for
>> Linux on Ubuntu Studio. Can that happen? Thanks again.
>> Smiles. Tommy
>> Ok, so after reading some more of the conversation at the Scrivener
>>  forum it suggested there are some issues with QT and 64 vs 32 bit.
>> I could not get it to run in my Ubuntu Studio 14.04 64-bit, however
>> when running the installation on my Ubuntu Studio 14.04 32-bit it
>> runs just fine.
>> I suppose you have a 64 bit installation of Ubuntu Studio?

On 01/10/2014 05:52 AM, Tommy Tolson wrote:
> Yeah, I finally decided that's what it is, too.  It does still work
> on the 12.04LTS machine, but not on the Studio machine. I guess that
> 12.04 LTS will run 32-bit apps. Both my currently operating machines
> are AMD64.  The 12.04LTS is 64-bit.  I don't know.  Confusing.  But a
> lot about Ubuntu is confusing, after working on Macs for a few
> years. Thanks for the response.  I'm checking out some alternatives.
> Calligra Author is my goal, now, in Calligra Office 2.8, the beta.
> Switching from Gnome to KDE was more involved than I thought.  Studio
> is neither of the above, isn't it?  The adventure continues.  Thanks
> again.

Since you're trying to run 32-bit software on a 64-bit machine, the 
problem may be that you don't have the 32-bit libraries that Scrivener 
needs. Does it indicate its dependencies? In any case, you might try 
installing package "ia32-libs" from the repository; it contains many of 
the most commonly used 32-bit libraries.

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