cannot find the file

Asked by nrei on 2008-09-18

I'm new to Linux. I'm running Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Desktop Edition. I am trying to install PostgreSQL on my system. I downloaded the one click installer and ran it. It seemed to work. But when I double click on the pgadmin3 icon, nothing happens. So I tried running it on the command line. I got an error message saying it couldn't find the file There is no such file on my system. There is, however, I tried reloading the libexpat1 package, but it appears it no longer contains this file.

How can I find a copy of Is there some web site I can download it from? Is it hiding in some package I don't know about?

Thanks for your help.

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Daniel Schwitzgebel (schwitzd) said : #1

try to install the packages ia32-libs

nrei (nrei25) said : #2

I tried:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

and got back

Couldn't find package ia32-libs

a little poking around via google, and I learned ia32-libs is supposedly only for 64-bit systems. I'm running in 32bits.

Any other ideas?

nrei (nrei25) said : #3

I found the answer at

Bug #218963: libexpat1 does not contain in 8.04 Beta

Somehow I missed this when searching launchpad the first time. has indeed been eliminated from unbuntu 8.04

the command suggested in the above post does indeed work.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

I'm up and running now.

nrei (nrei25) said : #4