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I am trying to install Spark IM in my fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, however I am running into all kinds of problems. The steps I have taken so far were:

  1. Download the tar.gz file from the website
  2. Unpack it into my Desktop
  3. sudo mv Desktop/Spark/ /opt/

Then I try to run the file as root sudo sh /opt/Spark/Spark, but I get the following error:

/opt/Spark/Spark: 150: /opt/Spark/Spark: bin/unpack200: not found
Error unpacking jar files. Aborting.
You might need administrative priviledges for this operation.

Since I was running the file as root (using admin) I do not understand why it says that "might need" administrative privileges ...

Here is the output of running ls -Al:

total 56
drwxr-xr-x 2 pedro pedro 4096 Jul  1  2011 bin
drwxr-xr-x 4 pedro pedro 4096 Jul  1  2011 documentation
drwxr-xr-x 2 pedro pedro 4096 Jan 23 14:28 .install4j
drwxr-xr-x 4 pedro pedro 4096 Jul  1  2011 jre
drwxr-xr-x 6 pedro pedro 4096 Jul  1  2011 lib
drwxr-xr-x 2 pedro pedro 4096 Jul  1  2011 logs
drwxr-xr-x 2 pedro pedro 4096 Jul  1  2011 plugins
drwxr-xr-x 3 pedro pedro 4096 Jul  1  2011 resources
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pedro pedro 8528 Jul  1  2011 Spark
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pedro pedro 7520 Jul  1  2011 starter
drwxr-xr-x 3 pedro pedro 4096 Jul  1  2011 xtra

The file I am trying to run is a "sh" file, so I do not need to do sudo chmod +x Spark right?

Why is this not running? What do I need to do to fix it?

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Do you've execute permission on bin/unpack200? – OrangeTux Jan 23 '14 at 15:10
I do not think I have unpack200. How can I install it? – Flame_Phoenix Jan 23 '14 at 15:46
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The problem with this version is that the program tries to run the file /bin/unpack200 which does not exist. However, the file /usr/bin/unpack200 does exist. This is due to the fact that this file is in different places depending on the architecture of the machine used - if it is 32bits, it is in one place, if it is 64bits, it is in the other.

I am having this problem because the file was made to run on a 32bit architecture but I am using a 64bits machine.

Therefore to fix this problem one must install 32bits libraries. To do so just type: sudo apt-get install ia32-libs.


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