I’m running Linux Mint 18.1 Mate 64-bit, which is Ubuntu-based (and therefore Debian-based), so I downloaded the .deb and it installed just fine manually (no trouble with dependencies or anything). When I went to start it up from the menu, nothing seemed to happen, so I tried running it from a terminal to see what was going on.
When I type in “tribler” and hit enter, I get the following lines:
Starting Tribler... /usr/share/tribler ~
And then it goes straight back to the usual terminal prompt waiting for input - and Tribler is most definitely not an active process when I check, so it’s died that fast. What’s going on? Do I need to resort to running it in Wine (which is a pain when it comes to integrating where files are on the hard drive) or is there some easy fix?
EDIT: So I looked at the bug tracker and they suggested grabbing the version from Build Artifacts on Github and testing that, which was 7.2.0 - and this is what happened when I tried that:
Downloading https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/a7/cc/6355827ab12ac573c0647fcc79ba87d455a204ef17469d1e266ff3798957/lz4-2.1.6-cp27-cp27mu-manylinux1_x86_64.whl (360kB) 100% |████████████████████████████████| 368kB 1.7MB/s Collecting future (from lz4) Downloading https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/90/52/e20466b85000a181e1e144fd8305caf2cf475e2f9674e797b222f8105f5f/future-0.17.1.tar.gz (829kB) 100% |████████████████████████████████| 829kB 1.5MB/s Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info: Traceback (most recent call last): File "<string>", line 1, in <module> ImportError: No module named setuptools ---------------------------------------- Command "python setup.py egg_info" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-cx2c_3/future/ You are using pip version 8.1.1, however version 19.0.3 is available. You should consider upgrading via the 'pip install --upgrade pip' command. dpkg: error processing package tribler (--install): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5.2) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gconf2 (3.2.6-3ubuntu6) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47ubuntu1.16.04.1) ...
Is it safe to upgrade pip like that? (I’m not sure how I’d undo it if I do it and it turns out it messes something else up.) I’m not ready to upgrade to Mint 19 - the amount of work that takes… (even if there are no unpleasant surprises) 18’s a LTS release for Mint through April 2021, so there should be a way to run Tribler on it as it’s really not that outdated…