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Error: Couldn't find any suitable frontend for your system
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wooden Offline
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Not Solved Error: Couldn't find any suitable frontend for your system

The installer fails for me with this output:

$ /bin/sh ./amnesia_tdd_1.0.sh
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Installer for Amnesia - The Dark Descent.............
Uncompressing sub archive.....................................................
..............................................................................
............
Collecting info for this system...
Operating system: linux
CPU Arch: x86
Error: Couldn't find any suitable frontend for your system
$
09-09-2010 05:54 AM
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paulkoan Offline
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Not Solved RE: Error: Couldn't find any suitable frontend for your system

(09-09-2010 05:54 AM)wooden Wrote:  The installer fails for me with this output:

$ /bin/sh ./amnesia_tdd_1.0.sh
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Installer for Amnesia - The Dark Descent.............
Uncompressing sub archive.....................................................
..............................................................................
............
Collecting info for this system...
Operating system: linux
CPU Arch: x86
Error: Couldn't find any suitable frontend for your system
$

Same error for me, but a bit more detail:

sh amnesia_tdd_1.0.sh
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Installer for Amnesia - The Dark Descent.............
Uncompressing sub archive.........................................................................​......................................................................
Collecting info for this system...
Operating system: linux
CPU Arch: x86
lddlibc4: cannot read header from `bin/linux/x86/libc.so.6/gtk'
lddlibc4: cannot read header from `bin/linux/x86/libc.so.6/fltk'
lddlibc4: cannot read header from `bin/linux/x86/libc.so.6/ncurs'
Error: Couldn't find any suitable frontend for your system
09-09-2010 06:30 AM
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jens Offline
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Not Solved RE: Error: Couldn't find any suitable frontend for your system

See this threads
http://www.frictionalgames.com/forum/thr...t=frontend
http://www.frictionalgames.com/forum/thr...t=frontend

Anything that helps?
09-09-2010 06:55 AM
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wooden Offline
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Not Solved RE: Error: Couldn't find any suitable frontend for your system

Thanks, Jens. That's some stuff to try...

I have been reading through the installer code. My frontend binaries are all 0 bytes, which is suspicious. Might try re-downloading the installer from Frictional, even though the installer is validating itself.

~/gam/tmp/bin/linux/x86/libc.so.6$ ls -lah
total 20K
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4.0K Sep  9 02:25 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 user user 4.0K Sep  4 18:27 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user user    0 Sep  4 17:58 fltk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user user    0 Sep  4 17:58 gtk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user user    0 Sep  4 17:58 lock
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user user 8.9K Sep  4 18:27 lzma-decode
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user user    0 Sep  4 17:58 ncurs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user user    0 Sep  4 17:58 surunner
~/gam/tmp/bin/linux/x86/libc.so.6$


Oh, jeez. Well, for me this error turned out to be caused by not-enough disk space.

Make sure you've got plenty of room for uncompressing those archives, folks!

Could the installer's error message be any less helpful?

Thanks for the help, Jens! You probably saved me a lot of time by linking those threads!
(This post was last modified: 09-09-2010 08:05 AM by wooden.)
09-09-2010 07:28 AM
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KRM Offline
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Not Solved Information RE: Error: Couldn't find any suitable frontend for your system

(09-09-2010 06:55 AM)jens Wrote:  See this threads
http://www.frictionalgames.com/forum/thr...t=frontend
http://www.frictionalgames.com/forum/thr...t=frontend

Anything that helps?

Not sure if this was just a fluke, but i thought i would post it here on the off chance that it proves helpful to others.

I received the same suitable frontend" error as well. In the process of trying to diagnose the issue, i ran the installer with the "--keep" option (which tells the installer not to erase the temp install files once the install is completed). As soon as i did this, the install went through just fine.

Perhaps, under some "mystery" set of conditions, something in the installer is not completely un-compressing/placing the files and the --keep option is circumventing this?

Best of luck to all and thanks for the great game,
/KRM
09-11-2010 05:43 AM
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balasarius Offline
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Not Solved RE: Error: Couldn't find any suitable frontend for your system

Quote:I received the same suitable frontend" error as well. In the process of trying to diagnose the issue, i ran the installer with the "--keep" option (which tells the installer not to erase the temp install files once the install is completed). As soon as i did this, the install went through just fine.

This works for me under Arch Linux x86.

Superb!!
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12-01-2010 09:32 AM
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