Komodo on Ubuntu AMD64

Posted by kevinw on 2006-11-09 11:35
OS: Debian / Ubuntu | Product: Komodo | tags: komodo kubuntu library ubuntu

How do I make Komodo work under Ubuntu


Trying to make Komodo work with Ubuntu and related distributions on the x86_64 architecture was somewhat difficult prior to Ubuntu Edgy Eft 6.10. It required some custom configuration of Pango to be done and a shell script to be created and used each time to run Komodo. Thankfully, these days are behind us now.

Komodo will work on Kubuntu 6.10 by installing the ia32-libs and ia32-libs-gtk packages. I would expect this to be the same for any Ubuntu 6.10 derivative.

To install the packages you can do the following on the command line:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-gtk ia32-libs

Update: Komodo seems to work fine on UBuntu 8.04 ( 'Hardy Heron' ) systems as well. A user suggested installing these packages specifically:

sudo apt-get install binfmt-support ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk libc6-i386

The binfmt support package is a kernel level module that does cool tricks with interpreter selection, sort of a 'super-shebang'. For more info:


daviscabral | Sun, 2008-05-25 14:27

Edit remote files doesn't work. The follow error appear to me when I select on "Server":
Error: Name or service unknown.


ActiveState Staff
Mon, 2008-05-26 09:56

I don't know exactly what changed in Ubuntu, but something in 8.04 is causing 32-bit binary applications to fail on the hostname lookup. See this particular bug for the details and a workaround:

pannerrammer | Wed, 2008-06-25 02:36

The ia32-libs-gtk item shouldn't be there. This works

sudo apt-get install binfmt-support ia32-libs libc6-i386