5 June 2008 · About 1 minute read

Running Aptana Jaxer on Ubuntu 8.04

I’ve not had any time to try out Jaxer yet, but the idea of a single platform for both client and server-side processing sounds good.

On trying to get started, though, one problem I encountered was that the installation instructions on Aptana’s site didn’t quite get Jaxer running on my default Ubuntu 8.04 install. The reason seems to be the built-in Apache trying to load an external library from /usr/lib which doesn’t exist.

The library in question is libexpat.so.0; however, there is a libexpat.so.1.5.2 installed! You can check this by running:

bash$ ls -l /usr/bin | grep libexpat

Creating a link to this file in /usr/lib with:

bash$ ln -s libexpat.so.1.5.2 /usr/bin/libexpat.so.0

seems to have got Jaxer running and the server status looks good. If you’re having trouble getting a Jaxer server running on the latest Ubuntu, this might be worth giving a go.

Chris Blunt
Chris Blunt@cblunt
Chris is the founder of Plymouth Software. As well as code and business, he enjoys being a Dad, swimming, and the fine art of drinking tea.