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I have never used kubuntu so sorry for this stupid question. I have downloaded Linux x86 Libc6 (for debian but since kubuntu as far as i know is derived from debian) from here

I decompressed in a tmp dir but double-clicking on it doesn't do anything like launching on windows ?

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The normal way to install software on a Linux system is to use a package manager. The packaging system is supposed to take care of things like installing any required libraries, adding menu entries and so on.

The Rebol folks don't provide a proper package though, just an archive containing an executable. What you did, to extract in a temporary directory and click on the executable should have worked. But since what you have is a bare executable compiled for an unspecified Linux distribution, rather than a package for your distribution, you're left with the task of making the executable work in your environment.

One thing that comes to mind is that you're missing a library. Open a text terminal and run these commands (replace /tmp by the path to the directory where you unpacked the rebol executable):

cd /tmp
ldd ./rebol

This should reports lines like => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ If one of the lines reads not found, you're missing this particular library. Note that if you have a 64-bit system, you'll need to have the 32-bit libraries installed (at least the ia32-libs) since you have a 32-bit executable.

If you have all the libraries, try starting rebol from the terminal by typing


This may display error messages. If you need help troubleshooting these errors, you can ask again on SU; be sure to copy-paste the whole sequence of error messages.

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yes I hev 64 bits oh my that sounds complicated I'm so used to windows :) ok will try ! – Rebol Tutorial Aug 7 '10 at 16:33

Let'be more explicite about this. To install REBOL on a 64bit, Debian based Linux distro, like Ubuntu distros, you need this:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

It installs tens of megabytes of "crap" which kind of makes the cool 1M size of REBOL irrelevant, but it will change one day. Right, Carl? ... ;)

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Hi thanks didn't try yet but I will :) – Rebol Tutorial Aug 14 '10 at 18:52

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