Scrivener

il
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:22 pm Post

Hello,

I can't get Scrivener to launch and need some advice on how best to install - still learning how to use Linux but I had previously managed to get Scrivener to run no problem on an older version of Ubuntu from this site on the same laptop I'm using now (old Sony Vaio - just swapped out the HDD for an SSD and installed the latest version of Ubuntu as the main OS).

I downloaded the scrivener.1.9.0.1-amd64.deb file and installed through GDebi with no obvious issues and although I can see the Scrivener icon nothing happens when I click on it.

When I ran it through Terminal this is what I got:

/usr/share/scrivener/bin/Scrivener: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I'd thought that GDebi helped fix library issues? If there is a different version/way I should be trying to install I'm all ears.

Thanks in advance.

ts
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:50 am Post

Hi, il,

I haven't run the linux version for several years so I don't have a "do this and you're good" answer.

It's a missing library/version issue. You can probably find a solution by looking through the topic: A Mostly Complete Guide to Installing Scrivenenr on Linux. Try the last post.

(Sorry about not posting a working link; haven't figured out how to do that yet.)
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:19 pm Post

By searching the forums here with the keyword "libpng12.so.0" I found the following forum posts that talk about this issue:

https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=55634&p=283246&hilit=libpng12.so.0#p283246

https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=32709&p=270148&hilit=libpng12.so.0#p270148

Hope these help.
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:54 pm Post

Try this, if you did not try it yet. :-)
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=279117#p279117

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ill literate wrote:Hello,

I can't get Scrivener to launch and need some advice on how best to install - still learning how to use Linux but I had previously managed to get Scrivener to run no problem on an older version of Ubuntu from this site on the same laptop I'm using now (old Sony Vaio - just swapped out the HDD for an SSD and installed the latest version of Ubuntu as the main OS).

I downloaded the scrivener.1.9.0.1-amd64.deb file and installed through GDebi with no obvious issues and although I can see the Scrivener icon nothing happens when I click on it.

When I ran it through Terminal this is what I got:

/usr/share/scrivener/bin/Scrivener: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I'd thought that GDebi helped fix library issues? If there is a different version/way I should be trying to install I'm all ears.

Thanks in advance.