AppImage won't run under Cinnamon Mint 64-bit Tara 19

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AppImage won't run under Cinnamon Mint 64-bit Tara 19

Post by heartnotes » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:53 pm

I get the following error in the Terminal:

heart@heart-desktop:~$ ./imagewriter-2.6.2-x86_64.AppImage
/tmp/.mount_imagewSmXTsZ/usr/bin/xdg-su: 601: /tmp/.mount_imagewSmXTsZ/usr/bin/xdg-su: xterm: not found


What's missing here that I need?
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Linux Mint Cinnamon 64-bit, Version 19 Tara.

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Re: AppImage won't run under Cinnamon Mint 64-bit Tara 19

Post by smurphos » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:13 am

Looks like it's trying to use something called xdg-su to elevate privileges and needs a particular terminal application - xterm.

Try...

apt install xterm

Seems a bit sketchy to me - xdg-su appears to be a failed unmaintained project and appimages are supposed to bundle everything they need to run. Where did you download it from?

BTW - Etcher is a good image writing program available as AppImage - https://etcher.io/
Cinnamon also has a good image writer available by default - USB Image Writer in the menu.

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Re: AppImage won't run under Cinnamon Mint 64-bit Tara 19

Post by heartnotes » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:38 am

Someone on the Linux Support discord helped make it, the Rosa Image installer is from here: http://wiki.rosalab.ru/en/images/7/7f/R ... _64.tar.xz

I'll try Etcher and I didn't know Mint shipped with one. Thank you.
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Re: AppImage won't run under Cinnamon Mint 64-bit Tara 19

Post by Lord Boltar » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:58 am

I would imagine you did right click the appImage and select properties and select permissions put a check mark Allow the program to run as an executable
- then just double click to run

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Re: AppImage won't run under Cinnamon Mint 64-bit Tara 19

Post by smurphos » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:05 am

heartnotes wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:38 am
Someone on the Linux Support discord helped make it, the Rosa Image installer is from here: http://wiki.rosalab.ru/en/images/7/7f/R ... _64.tar.xz
OK that's not an AppImage - it appears to be a compiled binary and I guess it won't work on an Ubuntu base which doesn't have xdg-su available.

AppImages have file names in the format foo.AppImage - see https://appimage.org/

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