Error during installation

Case number:845829-990193
Topic:Crash/Hang
Opened by:godboon
Status:Open
Type:Question
Opened on:Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 17:27
Last modified:Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 09:01

First time user here.. Trying to install Foldit on Ubuntu Karmic 9.10..

I downloaded the latest linux version, and followed the instructions on the Foldit Wiki Home page. freeglut3 and libnss.mdns are installed. When I cd into the Foldit folder and type ./Foldit I keep getting this error:

user@localhost:~/Desktop/[~]/Foldit$ ./Foldit Foldit Error: The game has previously not started up correctly.
If this problem persists, please install the latest version.
Foldit Error: Could not load library: cmp-binary-d776f1ae6f169f5f0381b0a7e7113fe5/game_library.so: undefined symbol: _ZN18FTUnicodeStringItrIhE9utf8bytesE.

(Thu, 08/18/2011 - 17:27  |  9 comments)


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Kill version-*.txt files and auto update?
Backup entire directory first.

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Sorry for the newbie q.. But how do I auto update?

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wiki says :
For Linux there is no installer. Just untar the file and cd in the directory and type ./Foldit
If you get an error like "Foldit Error: Could not load library: libglut.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" you need to install the "freeglut3" package. In Ubuntu you can install it via the Software Center or the Synaptic Package Manager. The Fedora package name is "freeglut". You may also need to install "libnss-mdns".

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Thanks for reiterating the instructions! As I said in the initial post, I have already followed these directions. freeglut3 and libnss-mdns are already installed. I'm still getting the above error when I cd into the Foldit directory and type ./Foldit

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Who in their right mind would down-vote this? This man is having technical difficulties. And from what it looks like, they have not been resolved.

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I can confirm this error. I have ubuntu also (version 9.04), and when I followed the direction of going into the folder and typing "./Foldit", the error comes up and say cannot load the "game_library.so" due to unreferenced symbol.

Removing the version-*.txt files didn't help, since it just try to load another "game_library.so" (from cmp-binary-0000...).

I tried ldd to see if I am missing another library file, and it seems I have all the dependent library already:

ldd game_library.so
        linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0xf77ae000)
        libGL.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libGL.so.1 (0xf4f14000)
        libGLU.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libGLU.so.1 (0xf4ea4000)
        libglut.so.3 => /usr/lib32/libglut.so.3 (0xf4e71000)
        librt.so.1 => /lib32/librt.so.1 (0xf4e68000)
        libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libX11.so.6 (0xf4d39000)
        libdl.so.2 => /lib32/libdl.so.2 (0xf4d34000)
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib32/libpthread.so.0 (0xf4d1b000)
        libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libstdc++.so.6 (0xf4c29000)
        libm.so.6 => /lib32/libm.so.6 (0xf4c03000)
        libgcc_s.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xf4be5000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib32/libc.so.6 (0xf4aa0000)
        libGLcore.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libGLcore.so.1 (0xf3b36000)
        libnvidia-tls.so.1 => /usr/lib32/tls/libnvidia-tls.so.1 (0xf3b34000)
        libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXext.so.6 (0xf3b24000)
        /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xf77af000)
        libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib32/libxcb.so.1 (0xf3b06000)
        libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXau.so.6 (0xf3b02000)
        libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXdmcp.so.6 (0xf3afc000)
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I have an ubuntu 9.12
when i do
"
cdfd@cdfd-desktop:~/Desktop/Foldit$ ./Foldit
"
i get
"
Foldit Error: The game has previously not started up correctly.
If this problem persists, please install the latest version.
Foldit Error: Could not load library: cmp-binary-64f62a3db3d197d42c31c86045bc85c2/game_library.so: undefined symbol: _ZN18FTUnicodeStringItrIhE9utf8bytesE.
"

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Hi! I download archive. Opened it into folder. Installed xclip and freeglut3.
I type ./Foldit in terminal, but programm not work.
I see error: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64.
What it means? I have x64 - bit Ubuntu.

Sorry I speak English not very good...

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Lol! All is works! I installed freeglut3 for i368!

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