Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fixing " No such file or directory" error

When trying to install something with a extension (for example, I was installing Dungeon Defenders from the Humble Bundle), if you get this error: No such file or directory

The solution (thanks Kazade!) is to install the ia32-libs package. Then the installer should work.

(Posted this because it took me way too long searching to stumble across Kazade's post).

Update 20/10/2013:

I noticed that ia32-libs is no longer an installation target in 13.10. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to fix this, since some suggested mechanisms don't work when you've got a file.

The only way I found to do it is detailed here:

The version of synaptic I was using was slightly different to that described above. In Step 4, it was "click New" rather than "other software -> add", and in step 5 the values to insert are in four separate lines:

  • Dropdown box: Binary (deb)
  • URI:
  • Distribution: raring
  • Section(s): main restricted universe multiverse

No comments:

Post a Comment