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./lx86cl: No such file or directory on 64bit ubuntu #69

PineappleJelly opened this Issue Sep 20, 2017 · 3 comments


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PineappleJelly commented Sep 20, 2017

I am running ccl on an Ubuntu 64 VM and I am having trouble getting lx86cl to run. This is a clean install of ubuntu with nothing installed on it but what comes with it by default, build-essential and subversion. I do not think the fact that I'm working on a virtual machine is causing the issue.

I followed the instructions to install ccl from and the associated webpages.
I used the command svn co
and this created the directory in /home/username/ccl.

I attempted to run ccl directly from the terminal using the command: ./lx86cl64 and this started the 64 bit ccl just fine.
However using the command ./lx86cl returned bash: ./lx86cl: No such file or directory (same goes for trying to set up the ccl script in /usr/local/bin . ccl64 works fine, but not ccl).
Which is strange because when I move to the ~/ccl directory the lx86cl binary is included in the folder.

What I haven't done:

  • Attempted to try this on a 32 bit version of unbuntu
  • Compiled from the source

In the past I just shrugged and moved on using ccl64 only, but now I am at a point where I need to test to make sure my project works in the 32bit version. So, I'm trying to make sure each works before I set up emacs, slime and quicklisp on this clean VM.

Any thoughts on getting the 32 bit version of CCL to work for this setup? Is this a true bug? Am I alone out here with this issue? I will reply with my experiments in other VMs later.

I'm not very experienced with linux so please let me know if I'm missing something obvious!


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binghe commented Sep 20, 2017

I see 3 possible reasons:

  1. Your 64-bit Ubuntu environment doesn't have 32-bit compatible libraries (GLIBC and others) packages installed.
  2. The "lx86cl" file simply has no executable flag (+x).
  3. The GLIBC version is too old in your Ubuntu environment, in this case you need to rebuild CCL kernel by executing make in ~/ccl/lisp-kernel/linuxx8632 directory and try again.

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xrme commented Sep 20, 2017

You need to install 32-bit libraries.

I just tried it on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, and this worked for me:

# dpkg --add-architecture i386
# apt update
# apt install libc-dev:i386

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PineappleJelly commented Sep 20, 2017

It looks like the issue was the first of those 3 reasons, I didn't have the 32 bit libraries installed. Those commands did the trick!

Thanks guys! I wasn't sure where to turn with my problem and it apparently was a pretty simple solution.

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