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OS 1.8.0/EP 8.3./Ubuntu: How to run IDFVersionUpdater ?

asked 2015-07-16 07:05:57 -0500

updated 2015-07-17 07:57:12 -0500

when I try to start the bundled IDFVersionUpdater in terminal window:

 /usr/local/share/openstudio-1.8.0/EnergyPlus-8-3-0/PreProcess/IDFVersionUpdater/IDFVersionUpdater myFile.idf

the program responds with the error message:

Failed to find/load Framework library cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Is this a bug or is there a more appropriate way to invoke the program ?

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@osuserat I retagged your quesion with the software and existing tags.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2015-07-16 07:55:12 -0500 )edit

and BTW your handle makes it difficult to @mention you since the leading and trailing _ are interpreted as italics in markdown.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2015-07-16 07:56:49 -0500 )edit

Which version of Ubuntu are you running?

Edwin's avatar Edwin  ( 2015-07-16 08:38:17 -0500 )edit

my Ubuntu version is 14.04 LTS 64 bit

OS-user-AT's avatar OS-user-AT  ( 2015-07-17 03:59:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-16 08:53:52 -0500

If you are using 14.04, that package should already be installed. It is listed in the default packages installed for Trusty here. If you aren't using Ubuntu 14.04, then it's not a platform we support, although you may be able to just apt-get install libgtk2.0-0.

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libgtk2.0-0 is already installed, as I checked with synaptic. Thus the problem is still unresolved.

OS-user-AT's avatar OS-user-AT  ( 2015-07-17 04:01:15 -0500 )edit

Can you provide the output of:

$ ldd /usr/local/share/openstudio-1.8.0/EnergyPlus-8-3-0/PreProcess/IDFVersionUpdater/IDFVersionUpdater

(Where ldd is L D D)

Edwin's avatar Edwin  ( 2015-07-17 09:11:39 -0500 )edit

ldd /usr/local/share/openstudio-1.8.0/EnergyPlus-8-3-0/PreProcess/IDFVersionUpdater/IDFVersionUpdater =>  (0xf77d1000) => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ (0xf779a000) => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ (0xf777e000) => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ (0xf75cf000)

/lib/ (0xf77d2000)
OS-user-AT's avatar OS-user-AT  ( 2015-07-17 11:33:13 -0500 )edit

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