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I downloaded spark_2_6_3.tar.gz from

After extracting the file and cding into Spark, I ran both ./starter and ./Spark but the messenger client is not running. I am using Ubuntu 11.10, 64 bit.

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have you got java installed? If so - is this openjre or oracle jre? which version? – fossfreedom Apr 13 '12 at 22:24

One of a few things might be wrong:

  1. Your script your trying to run isn't executable
  2. You version of Java is not quite right for the Spark client:

    sudo apt-get install galternatives

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/java

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-plugin

    (then use Gnome galternatives GUI to set the default)

  3. Something else...

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sun-java6 does not exist in the repositories since 11.10. This is because Oracle's licensing on Java is incompatible with Ubuntu's packaging license requirements. Refer to for information about how to install Oracle java – Thomas Ward Apr 13 '12 at 23:04
It requires Sun java to work, java 1.6 is apparently supported and works for me – tomodachi Nov 12 '12 at 22:22

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