Sven Boekhoff, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
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Install SplitsTree4 on 64 bit Ubuntu



The following work sequence shows you how to install the tree and network-viewing tool "SplitsTree4" (www.splitstree.org This website is available in english) on your 64bit Ubuntu system. You might have experienced the error-messages listed below. This happens because SplitsTree4 requires 32bit libraries for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which are not by default installed on 64bit systems.



  1. Start the package manager "Synaptic" and install the package "ia32-sun-java6-bin" on your system.
  2. Start a text-editor (e.g. "gedit") and open the file ".bashrc" in your home directory ("/home/username/.bashrc"). If you can't find it by default, activate the display of hidden files by pressing [Ctrl]+[H].
  3. Add the following line to end of the file:
    PATH=/usr/lib/jvm/ia32-java-6-sun/bin:${PATH}

  4. Download the unix executables from the SplitsTree4 website: (www.splitstree.org This website is available in english)
  5. Allow the file (e.g. splitstree-unix-4-10.sh") to be executed [right mouse-click on the file / "Properties" / open Tab "Permissions" / select "Allow executing file as program"]
  6. Open a terminal window an move to the folder conataining the file
  7. Start the installation by typing
    ./splitstree-unix-4-10.sh

  8. After the successful installation you can start SplitsTree4 by opening a terminal and start the program "SplitsTree" (e.g. by typing the following command into your terminal - of course you have to use the destination folder you specified during the installation. Here it is: /home/username/bin/splitstree4/)
    /home/username/bin/splitstree4/SplitsTree






After starting the setup in the terminal
(here from the folder /home/username/Desktop/splitstree/):

Starting Installer ...
Could not display the GUI. This application needs access to an X Server.
If you have access there is probably an X library missing.
*******************************************************************
You can also run this application in console mode without
access to an X server by passing the argument -c
*******************************************************************
An error occurred:
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Can't load library: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64/motif21/libmawt.so
Error log: /tmp/install4jError6227062450943602627.log


Content of error log
(here "/tmp/install4jError6227062450943602627.log"):

Exception:

java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Can't load library: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64/motif21/libmawt.so
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(ClassLoader.java:1666)
at java.lang.Runtime.load0(Runtime.java:787)
at java.lang.System.load(System.java:1022)
at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(ClassLoader.java:1767)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(ClassLoader.java:1684)
at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(Runtime.java:840)
at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(System.java:1047)
at sun.security.action.LoadLibraryAction.run(LoadLibraryAction.java:67)
at sun.security.action.LoadLibraryAction.run(LoadLibraryAction.java:47)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.awt.Toolkit.loadLibraries(Toolkit.java:1610)
at java.awt.Toolkit.<clinit>(Toolkit.java:1632)
at java.awt.EventQueue.isDispatchThread(EventQueue.java:810)
at java.awt.EventQueue.invokeAndWait(EventQueue.java:982)
at javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeAndWait(SwingUtilities.java:1348)
at com.install4j.runtime.installer.Installer.getScreenExecutor(Unknown Source)
at com.install4j.runtime.installer.Installer.main(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:616)
at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
at com.install4j.runtime.Launcher.main(Unknown Source)

System properties:

java.runtime.name=IcedTea6 1.3.1 (6b12-0ubuntu6.1) Runtime Environment
exe4j.moduleName=/home/username/Desktop/splitstree/splitstree-unix-4-10.sh
sun.boot.library.path=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64
java.vm.version=1.6.0_0-b12
java.vm.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
java.vendor.url=http://java.sun.com/
path.separator=:
java.vm.name=OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM
file.encoding.pkg=sun.io
sun.java.launcher=SUN_STANDARD
user.country=GB
sun.os.patch.level=unknown
install4j.exeDir=/home/username/Desktop/splitstree/
java.vm.specification.name=Java Virtual Machine Specification
user.dir=/home/username/Desktop/splitstree/splitstree-unix-4-10.sh.8878.dir
java.runtime.version=1.6.0_0-b12
java.awt.graphicsenv=sun.awt.X11GraphicsEnvironment
java.endorsed.dirs=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/endorsed
os.arch=amd64
java.io.tmpdir=/tmp
line.separator=

java.vm.specification.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
os.name=Linux
exe4j.totalDataLength=8349766
sun.java2d.noddraw=true
sun.jnu.encoding=UTF-8
java.library.path=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64/server:/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64:/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/../lib/amd64::/usr/java/packages/lib/amd64:/usr/lib64:/lib64:/lib:/usr/lib
java.specification.name=Java Platform API Specification
java.class.version=50.0
sun.management.compiler=HotSpot 64-Bit Server Compiler
os.version=2.6.27-13-generic
user.home=/home/username
user.zoneinfo.dir=/usr/share/javazi
user.timezone=Europe/Berlin
java.awt.printerjob=sun.print.PSPrinterJob
install4j.jvmDir=/usr
file.encoding=UTF-8
java.specification.version=1.6
java.class.path=i4jruntime.jar:user.jar
user.name=username
java.vm.specification.version=1.0
java.home=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre
sun.arch.data.model=64
user.language=en
java.specification.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
awt.toolkit=sun.awt.motif.MToolkit
java.vm.info=mixed mode
java.version=1.6.0_0
java.ext.dirs=/usr/lib/ext
sun.boot.class.path=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/resources.jar:/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/rt.jar:/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/sunrsasign.jar:/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/jsse.jar:/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/jce.jar:/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/charsets.jar:/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/rhino.jar:/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/classes
install4j.appDir=/home/username/Desktop/splitstree/
java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
file.separator=/
java.vendor.url.bug=http://java.sun.com/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi
sun.io.unicode.encoding=UnicodeLittle
sun.cpu.endian=little
sun.desktop=gnome
sun.cpu.isalist=












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