Special information regarding the use of PStill on Linux

Run PStill on current Linux versions:

Starting in Jan 2009 the default platform for PStill is Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, v1.72.18, v1.76.20, v1.78.14 and v1.84.34 are built on this platform. Future versions may use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This means PStill should run on most current Linux versions, provided 32 bit support is enabled.

PStill is a 32 bit ELF binary. To run it in a 64 bit environment you need to install the lib32 shared libraries, e.g. on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:

sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0

Run PStill on older Linux versions:

For older Linux versions that break on loading the pstill binary with

./pstill: /lib/tls/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (required by ./pstill)
older versions are still available:

PStill 1.72.12

This 1.72.12 version of PStill is compiled on Fedora Core 3 and should run on Fedora Core 4 and 5 and RedHat Linux 9 or newer. It dynamically links with libstd++.so.6.

If your Linux system still uses libstd++.so.5 (The ABI of GCC 3.3 or older) you need install the newer libstd++ or download the matching binary for libstd++.so.5.

The symptom of this issue is a message complaining about a missing libstd++.so.6 when starting pstill or a crash with illegal instruction.

You can also try an even older version of PStill compiled with GCC 3.3.

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