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ZLIB error when trying to run appimage on Mint 18 #124
I'm running Mint 18 Sarah, as default a setup as is likely as I'm an XP refugee and only very slowly getting to grips with linux, so have not touched anything I didn't need to (I think)
Description of issue
Running the appimage throws a zlib error, as detailed below
neil@i5 ~/Downloads $ chmod a+x PacketSender_Linux_x64_v5.7.52.AppImage
Is it after a specific version of zlib?
I'm not sure why, but Linux Mint 18 has trouble with the current Packet Sender AppImage. Linux Mint 19 seems to work though. The problem may be my fault in the way I am building the AppImage.
The recommended workaround for Linux users having difficulty with the AppImage is to compile from source.
You'll need the latest Qt SDK
The latest Qt found via "apt get qt5-default" on Mint 18 is not quite new enough.
You could also try an older Packet Sender that was built on top of the previous Ubuntu release. You may have better luck with this one:
Standard build instructions for Packet Sender, assuming you have a recent Qt (qmake)
Hello, I stepped on the same stone.
Here is the error as I see it:
As far as I can tell, AppImage "mounts" the app and attempts to run them against local libraries.
According to the dev, including zlib with the bundle is discouraged, and he suggests building the software with an older OS, such as Ubuntu 14, to increase the odds the target image will be able to run the app.
Thank you very much!
I also get the same error on Debian GNU/Linux 9.5 (stretch):
PacketSender_Linux_x64_v5_6_1.AppImage works fine. As @NeilT-UK said, I 'll also stay at this version until I find time to compile from source or any other solution. (like upgrading my zlib1g version)
New Linux pre-release here:
Please help me test.