Pencil Project not working, GRE missing, or xul not running

 

So you can’t run Pencil (http://www.evolus.vn/Pencil/Downloads.html) ? May be you just unpacked it, and you are missing XUL.

Here is a couple of things to try:

1) First, let’s review the install procedure of the binary file.

1. Download Pencil-1.2-0-linux-gtk.tar.gz
2. untar it
3. run pencil

It should run but it says:
Could not find compatible GRE between version 1.9.1 and 1.9.2.*.

 

2) You need to check if xulrunner 1.9.2 is installed and running.

You can check it by running:

# sudo dpkg -l | grep xulrunner

If not, you can download the package from http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/xulrunner-1.9.2 and install it using:

# dpkg -i xulrunner-1.9.2_1.9.2.17+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

 

And if you run it directly using xulrunner, with something like

xulrunner -i /pathtoPencil/application.ini
the outcome is: "Error: unrecognized application.ini path."

 

3) Finally, if nothing worked you need to change the pencil script runner, there is a bug in the script from the installer. This one works:

#!/bin/sh
PROGDIR=`dirname $0`
xulrunner $PROGDIR/application.ini

So, either you need to edir the real pencil script file, or put this text in a new file and give chmod u+x to the file, to allow execution.

 

 

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