Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Installing BlackBerry Playbook Simulator 2.1 fails on Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit

Tried to install BlackBerry Play Simulator 2.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit but it fails with error message below.

sudo ./installer-bbndk-2.1.0-linux-1032-201209271809-201209280007.bin

Preparing to install...Extracting the JRE from the installer archive...Unpacking the JRE...Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive...Configuring the installer for this system's environment...
Launching installer...
./installer-bbndk-2.1.0-linux-1032-201209271809-201209280007.bin: 3320: exec: /tmp/install.dir.3056/Linux/resource/jre/bin/java: not found

The installation is failing because it has dependencies to 32-bit libraries. To fix it, do:
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt install libc6:i386
$ sudo ./installer-bbndk-2.1.0-linux-1032-201209271809-201209280007.bin

Installation should now complete but the IDE will not be working. Next post details how to fix it.

Follow-up post is here.

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