Monday, May 25, 2020

bash: ./mono: No such file or directory

If you are ever trying to run a mono binary program (such as from GOG) on a 64-bit Ubuntu and get the error:
bash: ./mono: No such file or directory
the cause might be that you are missing the 32 bit libraries.
$ ls -l mono
-rwxr-xr-x 1 bill bill 3025284 May 22 13:58 mono
$ ./mono
bash: ./mono: No such file or directory
$ strace ./mono
execve("./mono", ["./mono"], 0x7ffefde5caa0 /* 21 vars */) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
fstat(2, {st_mode=S_IFCHR|0620, st_rdev=makedev(136, 1), ...}) = 0
write(2, "strace: exec: No such file or di"..., 40strace: exec: No such file or directory
) = 40
getpid() = 28163
exit_group(1) = ?
+++ exited with 1 +++

On Ubuntu 18 this was solved with (but I am guessing that libc6 was the only install required to at least get a better error message):
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libasound2:i386 libasound2-data:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libcaca0:i386 libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libtiff5:i386 libncurses5:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386 libsdl1.2debian:i386 libsdl-mixer1.2:i386 libsdl-image1.2:i386 libgdiplus:i386

Monday, April 20, 2020

"Python 2.7.18 is the last Python 2.7
release and therefore the last Python 2 release. It's time for the CPython
community to say a fond but firm farewell to Python 2.

Download this unique, commemorative Python release on"

Monday, March 23, 2020

Where are the CDC teleconferences?

"Two weeks have now gone by since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has held a press briefing to update the media and the public on the COVID-19 pandemic and the agency's response efforts."

FUBAR: Covid-19

"American cities, blinded by the lack of testing data, did little as crucial days went by. On March 7, as the severity of the local outbreak was becoming known, huge events were allowed to go on. More than 30,000 people attended a Seattle Sounders game that night. No one wanted to say what has now become clear: February was our chance to get this right. We lost that entire month. And we now live in a new era of work stoppages, overwhelmed hospitals, dead elders, and a wrecked economy."