I need to install FinchTv for a school. I've downloaded the tar.gz and extracted it. There doesn't seem to be an install readme. I've attempted to run /.configure, make, and install, on a executable in the file called `finchtv, but nothing happens.

In the notes it reads, "Note:

FinchTV on Solaris requires libCstd.so.1.  
All Solaris 8 installs include this library except for the minimum installation cluster.
The 108434 and 108435 patches will install libCstd.so.1 if SUNWlibC is 

On the requirments it states it has been tested on, RedHat: v. 9, Enterprise WS release 3 / SuSE Linux: v. 8.2

So what's the deal? Do I need to download some library or something before I can install it? I'm new to Ubuntu so any help would be great. Thanks.


On 14.04 (64 bits) it works out of the box, nothing to build really.

Just extract the following archive, open a terminal and type ./finchtv

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  • I'm am also running 14.04 (64 bit). When I run './finchtv' it reads 'Segmentation fault (core dumped)'. Why would I be getting this error? Thank you. – Linux_dog_poop Feb 24 '15 at 15:45
  • @Linux_dog_poop Let me try in a clean virtual machine, I may have a dependency installed that is missing in a base installation. – Sylvain Pineau Feb 24 '15 at 15:46
  • @Linux_dog_poop Tested in a clean 14.04.1 x64 VM, it works flawlessly. Are you sure of running the same release/arch? – Sylvain Pineau Feb 24 '15 at 16:13
  • @Linux_dog_poop: uname -a should return something like Linux ubuntu 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux – Sylvain Pineau Feb 24 '15 at 16:15
  • it returns 3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 13 19:36:28 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux – Linux_dog_poop Feb 25 '15 at 2:38

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