Before upgrading to saucy, I had all my development IDEs and compilers being installed successfully in 13.04.
Now, ever since I have upgraded to saucy, I just simply can not install MPLAB X and the xc8 compiler. These files have a .run extension and were downloaded straight from the manufacturers.
I have tried chmod +x, chmod a+x, etc and no result.
Another thing to note is that my QT .run file executed and installed successfully. Anybody else facing this problem.
I am not new to linux, but still have no idea why this is happening. Could it be that since 13.10 has no ia32-libs since its multiarch? The MPLAB product website says to have ia32-libs installed. I did it for previous ubuntu versions, but since the package itself is absent, any other solution to get the installer to work?
EDIT: Never mind that. Instead of the package ia32-libs, you now have "lib32z1". Simply install that and you should be able to install the package. Hope this helps everyone.
sudo apt-get install lib32z1