Information regarding the use of PStill on Linux

Run PStill on current Linux versions:

The 64bit version of PStill is currently built on Ubuntu 16 LTS - it should work on most recent distributions.

The 32bit version of PStill was built on Ubuntu 12 LTS - it may require the installation of the 32bit binary support on 64bit platforms. I suggest to use the 64bit version instead as it is also newer and faster.

If you still want to use the 32bit version:

PStill x86 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)
an older PStill version is still available here:

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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