Installing LiveCode on Linux
If you are experiencing issues installing LiveCode within a Linux environment the most likely cause of this is that the installer has not had its executable bit set. This lesson will explain how to do this within the Ubuntu Linux environment.
Download LiveCode from the downloads page
Navigate To The Download Directory
Right Click on LiveCode Installer and Select "Properties"
Set the Executable bit to true
To do this, navigate to the "Permissions" tab and check the option "Allow executing file as program". Press close. Now open a Terminal, type sudo
<path/to/installer> and press return, and you should now be able to execute the LiveCode installer:
The following stackoverflow post explains how to make any application executable via the command line:
This is useful for Linux versions that do not have the discussed GUI method.
NB- On a 64 bit system, you can download either the 64 bit (recommended) or the 32 bit installer. However, the 32 bit installer will not run if you are on a 64 bit system with no 32 bit compatibility libraries. Please install these before attempting the above. e.g. For Ubuntu 14.04, the following terminal command will install these libraries:
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386