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Installing Epsilon on 64-bit Linux systems

This page describes how to run Epsilon on 64-bit Linux systems. It applies to Epsilon 13.08 and later. Older copies of Epsilon should be updated to at least that version.

On 64-bit Linux systems, install Epsilon using its generic .tar.bz2 package. This gets Epsilon running without having to immediately deal with 32-bit shared library dependency issues.

However, Epsilon will still require 32-bit shared libraries for two specific commands. The set-font and set-color commands display a dialog using a helper program, and it requires 32-bit shared libraries. (Without them, the set-font command will fall back to simpler list-based font-selection with no preview. Setting colors can still be done via the export-colors command, editing the file it generates and running compile-buffer on the result.)

Installing 32-bit shared libraries on Debian/Ubuntu systems

Once you've done these steps, both set-font and set-color should display dialogs.

Installing 32-bit shared libraries on Fedora systems

Run this command:

sudo yum install libXi.i686 libXext.i686 libX11.i686 glibc.i686 libXau.i686 libXdmcp.i686 ncurses-libs.i686

On Fedora 24 and later, instead use:

sudo dnf install libXi.i686 libXext.i686 libX11.i686 glibc.i686 ncurses-compat-libs-6.0-5.20160116.fc24.i686

Both set-font and set-color should then display dialogs.

Last Updated: 5 March 2015