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.
unlimitedbacon last edited by
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!