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
This should reports lines like
libc.so.6 => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6. 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.