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    Angry When software meant for linux only runs on *buntu

    This software is hardware locked and generates a computer id by using a binary executable (getid_linux).
    Code:
    http://www.mujoco.org/index.html
    It just gives "LINUX__095" a message that executable decided not to give the key, on opensuse tumbleweed, but runs fine and gives the key in a ubuntu vm
    I searched their forums and encountered another case in which slackware gave the same output..
    I get it that developers find it hard to support multiple distributions, but this is the first time I have encountered software locking by distribution

    I think in the coming days I will be forced to also install ubuntu on an already dual boot system.

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    Default Re: When software meant for linux only runs on *buntu

    I do not quite understand all the details of your story, but when you think that a certain piece of software should be available for openSUSE (and you can not find it in OBS), there are two pathes IMHO.
    • either ask the developers/maintainers of the product to make it available for openSUSE in some way;
    • or ask for it as a feature to be included in openSUSE.


    BTW, when you only have a binary and can not find the source, this product is probably not Open Source, in which case it will not be included in the distribution. Also it is not a surprise that a single binary does not run as expected on a random distribution/version. It could depend on run time libraries. That is all to the discretion of the developers/maintainers/builders.
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    Default Re: When software meant for linux only runs on *buntu

    Yeah the project is not open source, just the interaction api is.
    Proprietary software developers can do what they want with their software, it's their preference to only supply binaries for a specific platform.

    It's nobody's fault really.

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    Default Re: When software meant for linux only runs on *buntu

    On Mon 06 May 2019 01:46:03 PM CDT, K380 wrote:

    Yeah the project is not open source, just the interaction api is.
    Proprietary software developers can do what they want with their
    software, it's their preference to only supply binaries for a specific
    platform.

    It's nobody's fault really.


    Hi
    What about snap or docker?

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    It gives same error on docker and snap package for it does not exist.
    I just set up dual boot, so I'll be using that when I need to run this software.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: When software meant for linux only runs on *buntu

    Quote Originally Posted by K380 View Post
    It gives same error on docker and snap package for it does not exist.
    I just set up dual boot, so I'll be using that when I need to run this software.

    Thanks.
    You mentioned in your opening post that it runs fine in an Ubuntu VM environment, so why not set up a guest OS for software like this. Easier than rebooting into Ubuntu IMHO (assuming openSUSE is your preferred daily driver).
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    Default Re: When software meant for linux only runs on *buntu

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    You mentioned in your opening post that it runs fine in an Ubuntu VM environment, so why not set up a guest OS for software like this. Easier than rebooting into Ubuntu IMHO (assuming openSUSE is your preferred daily driver).
    I am aware of the possibility of using a virtualized environment, and I already virtualize windows to get access to arm keil
    HTML Code:
    http://www2.keil.com/mdk5/
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    But for student licenses, mujoco allows access to only one key that is tied to the machine, and I didn't want to take the chance of virtualization not working out for me sometime in the future.

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