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The yEd Linux installer aborts complaining about the "bitness" of the JVM. What can I do?

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The error message reads: "Error unpacking jar files. The architecture or bitness (32/64) of the bundled JVM might not match your machine."

asked Sep 21, 2011 in Help by yEd user (3,340 points)
retagged May 9, 2012 by michael

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The Problem

Running the yEd install script results in output similar to the following:

Unpacking JRE ...
Preparing JRE ...
yEd-[version].sh: bin/unpack200: [...]
Error unpacking jar files. The architecture or bitness (32/64) of the bundled JVM might not match your machine.

Usually this problem happens for 64 bit systems because the installer uses 32 bit Java internally.

The Resolution

Make sure you have the official Sun/Oracle Java installed, then "install" yEd manually (see also here: The yEd Linux installer aborts with an error message. What can I do?).

Alternatively, you can try to install 32bit compatibility packages for your linux distribution. E.g. for Ubuntu install ia32-libs.

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The yEd Linux installer aborts with an error message. What can I do?

answered Sep 21, 2011 by thomas [yWorks] (23,640 points)
edited Oct 8, 2012 by thomas.behr
For Ubuntu 11.04 64bits, the second alternative worked, I installed the ia32-libs and run again the yEd and finnaly worked.
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