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I can't run the SlickEdit installation on my Ubuntu machine. Following the vendor's instructions:

Run the installation at the prompt:

$ ./vsinst

Here are the details:

$ ll
-rwxr-xr-x  1 user user    645648 Aug 12 21:46 vsinst*


$ uname -a:

Linux xxx-linux-svn 3.8.0-35-generic #50~precise1-Ubuntu SMP 
Wed Dec 4 17:28:45 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


$ file vsinst
vsinst: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), 
dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.4.0, not stripped

$ ldd vsinst
not a dynamic executable

So, it's neither architectural incompatibility problem, nor permissions.

Tried 32-bit libs with:  
sudo apt-get install i386 && sudo ./vsinst

In vain, same result: ./vsinst: cannot execute binary file

Sorry and thanks for everyone!
The problem is in the 64-bit package offered by SE downloads page. Their 32-bit package works just fine.

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And why can you not install it? Seems installed to me... or can you not execute it? Please elaborate by editing your question :) And do not be too sure about it not being architecture: what does ldd vsinst show? – Rinzwind Jan 13 '14 at 10:17
How did you install this program? What steps did you follow? – Alvar Jan 13 '14 at 10:30

Open the terminal, change directory using the command cd to the directory where the vsinst file is located, and run:

sudo ./vsinst  

If you are installing the 32-bit version of SlickEdit in a 64-bit operating system, run this command instead:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs && sudo ./vsinst
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Does installing ia32-libs help?

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs


Ubuntu x64 unable to install SlickEdit v13

Pertinent quotes:

It sounds like your Ubuntu 8.04 x64 install does not have the required 32 bit libraries to run the SlickEdit installer, because SlickEdit is a 32 bit app.

If you download the support packages for 32bit apps you should be able to get SlickEdit installed and running.


I installed the package ia32-libs to get SlickEdit 12 to run.

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