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installation ELAN 5.3 with Ubuntu 18.4

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December 11, 2018 at 17:16 #12551


Hello, I try to install Elan5.3 in Ubuntu18.4 but it doesn’t work.
I do that :
$ sed -i “s/export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL/#xport LD_ASSUME_KERNEL/” ELAN_5-3_linux.bin
$ ./ELAN_5-3_linux.bin
$ cd ELAN_5.3
$ sed -i “s/export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL/#export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL/” ELAN_5.3
# lien symbolique
$ sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 /lib/libc.so.6
# remove -Djava.ext.dirs=/usr/share/elan/ext part.
lax.nl.java.option.additional=-Djava.util.logging.config.file=elanlog.properties -Djava.library.path=/HOME/ELAN_5.3/lib -Dswing.aatext=”true” -Dsun.net.client.defaultConnectTimeout=-1

Elan open with the first window but i can’t do anything and any file can be openned.
I see many ideas in this forum to help me but not enough.
do you know where i’m wrong ?

December 12, 2018 at 14:28 #12556


when I add in elan.lax at lax.class.path : ext/nl.mpi.guk__V07.jar:

it seemns to work… I will try all projects i have on Elan to check if it’s ok

December 13, 2018 at 09:26 #12560


Yes, there are a few libraries that are not found because the ext.dirs option is not supported anymore and some libraries may not be part of the (standard) JRE anymore. If something goes wrong because of missing libraries usually the log (View->View Log…) will contain a ClassNotFoundException indicating what is missing.

We just released a minor update with still the same Linux installation packaging (so it will have the same issues) but we intend to make available a variant for Linux which is compatible with Java 10 without requiring modifications and probably with a different type of installer/packaging. Hopefully within a few weeks.


January 16, 2019 at 15:59 #12599


The new, alternative version is now available, named ELAN 5.4-FX. It includes a Java 11 runtime and is tested on Ubuntu 18.04.

January 21, 2019 at 08:52 #12613


Great ! I will test it. Thanks

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