Installed new linux version, now I can't run MatterControl at all?
dovkruger last edited by dovkruger
When I first got MatterControl working on my machine at home, it was on Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
I installed Ubuntu's version (old) using:
sudo apt install mattercontrol
then the program was in the path:
Given that it was old and crashed on a large model, I followed the instructions in the wiki: http://wiki.mattercontrol.com/Development/Running_on_Linux
I installed mono 4.4 following the instructions, and installed the .deb package.
Looking at what is installed, I can see /usr/lib/mattercontrol. Inside I see libsetserial is executable, and no MatterControl executable at all.
I do see lots of files with the suffix .exe, which are not executable. Are those windows executables, or are they supposed to be runnable on linux? Why are they not executable?
I can try to build from source but hoped someone at matterhackers would like to fix the installation, since it seems quite broken. Or am I missing something basic? How is mattercontrol run when installed in this way? I cannot find the executable MatterControl.
You just run
mattercontrolfrom the terminal (all lowercase) or find the MatterControl shortcut in your application menu.
The path of the actual executable file is
/usr/bin/mattercontrol. MatterControl is a Mono application, so yes the files with the
.exeextension are correct, even on Linux.
AFAIK, MatterControl has never been packages in Ubuntu's repositories. I don't know how you were ever able to install it through that method.
dovkruger last edited by
@unlimitedbacon thanks. All I know is I had a working install, and didn't notice /usr/bin, that's odd in itself because I was using locate which found /usr/lib/mattercontrol but not the other.
It was MatterControl before. Most important, you are right, and I have it back!