Help with Mint Debian 64-bit question

I used the Mint Debian GDebi package installer to install the deb file on my 64-bit system. I received the message that the software was installed successfully. The program appears in my menu but when I try to click on it nothing happens. When I try to run the program from the command line I get this message:

$ scrivener
/usr/share/scrivener/bin/ 36: exec: /usr/share/scrivener/bin/Scrivener: not found

Could someone help me figure out what to do next here? Thank you in advance.

Is /usr/share/bin in your path? (Do “echo $PATH” at a command line.)

This is what I get:
$ echo $PATH

OK…you need to edit your PATH variable. I’d consult your distro’s documentation, but usually it’s in .bashrc or .profile in your home directory. (Or whatever shell’s rc that you’re using.) Don’t forget to log out/log back in after appending /usr/share/bin to it. (Or you can use source.) If there’s nothing else in either file, make sure you put the current path definitions in it, otherwise you won’t get access to them. (Generally defaults to whatever’s in your home directory, then whatever’s defined in the system.)

I just read in the post above this one, about how Graybyrd was successful in getting the Windows 1.7.1 to run on Wine. I’m going to try that route instead of trying to load the older version of Scrivener on the Mint Debian. And while I’m at it I’m going to re-install Mint 17. I’m not too keen on the LMDE version of Mint.

Sorry to have wasted anyone’s time here. I’ll keep trying options until something works. Who needs to work on writing the book manuscript when ya can install software all day & all week :frowning:

EDIT June 5, 2014
I finally got Scrivener to work natively on Linux (not Wine), but with the main Mint 17 64 bit system (Cinnamon). The Mint 17 Debian seemed a bit buggy anyway (not just Scrivener problems). Anyway, I’m a happy camper now.

No worries! The 1.7.1 version of Scrivener has some nifty features. (And works with Scapple.)

The error message is confusing, but you are actually missing some 32-bit libraries. I had the same problem. I found the instructions here: … t-binaries

Here’s what I did:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libgstreamer0.10-0:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libxext6:i386 libxrender1:i386 libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0:i386

If that doesn’t help, you can use ldd /usr/share/scrivener/bin/Scrivener to check if you’re still missing some libraries.

I had this exact same problem. I removed and reinstalled and it has worked well ever since.

LMDE buggy? I honestly can’t say I’ve ever had a less than entirely smooth experience on any of the systems I’ve run it on.

As pointed out you are missing multiarch support. That can be the difference between running some programs or bugging out.