Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)

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jozefos
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Re: Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)

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Post by jozefos »

Ok, hopefully this can help anyone else who runs into this issue.

I have a 64-bit machine but it seems that the 32-bit JRE is bundled with the app.

I ran

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sudo apt-get install libxtst6:i386
to get the JRE needed. Solved the problem.

Thanks for your time Mariano, much appreciated!
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Re: Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)

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Post by tcspotz@gmail.com »

I tried putting in your command jozefos, because I am having the same problem getting it to work in Ubuntu Mate. I'm completely new to Linux and am trying to make sure everything is able to work that I need working.

Is it because I'm using Mate or is it something different?

Again, I have the desktop icon and it looks like it does something, then doesn't when I ask it to run.

This is the message I get after putting in your command:
ubuntu-mate@ubuntu-mate:~$ sudo apt-get install libxtst6:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libxtst6:i386

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Caleb
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Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit)

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Post by SethPoulsen »

Got indexing running on 16.04!

All it took was
1. Having the correct version of Java (which for some reason was 6...seemed a bit odd considering the newest stable version is 8).
2. Downloading Indexing_unix.sh from https://familysearch.org/indexing/get-started-indexer
3. Going to the Downloads folder in the terminal and running

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sh Indexing_unix.sh 
4. Going through the installer.

If you run

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sh Indexing_unix.sh 
before installing Java, it should tell you which version you need.
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Re: Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)

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Post by elderrollins »

I have tried running through your instructions, but I am getting this error.

testing JVM in /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle ...
No suitable Java Virtual Machine could be found on your system.
The version of the JVM must be at least 1.6 and at most 1.6.
Please define INSTALL4J_JAVA_HOME to point to a suitable JVM.
You can also try to delete the JVM cache file /home/mike/.install4j

Any Idea why? I am not sure if I absolutely have to have oracle 6 or if a later version will work.
bezerra
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Re: Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)

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when I try to run the terminal by the program I received the following message:

No suitable Java Virtual Machine could be found on your system.
The version of the JVM must be at least 1.6 and at most 1.6.
Please define INSTALL4J_JAVA_HOME to point to a suitable JVM.
You can also try to delete the JVM cache file /root/.install4j

I installed version 8 Update 91 of Java, however the program does not run.
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Re: Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)

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bezerra wrote:I installed version 8 Update 91 of Java, however the program does not run.
Indexing works with JRE v 6u45. On Windows platforms the Indexing installer installs the JRE v 6.
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Re: Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)

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Why it require only 1.6 version of JVM and not higher?
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Re: Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)

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Has anybody been able to successfully install familysearch indexing on Ubuntu 16.04? I previously did it on 14.04 with this resource:

https://github.com/zvakanaka/easy-peasy

but it no longer works because openjdk-6-* is no longer available on Ubuntu 16.04.

Also http://hostcode.sourceforge.net/view/2140.txt just gives a 404 now.

Does anybody know why familysearch does not update this to work with newer versions of Java?
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Re: Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)

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rviertel wrote:Does anybody know why familysearch does not update this to work with newer versions of Java?
I don't know for certain, but since the FamilySearch indexing development efforts are heavily focused on the new browser-based indexing application, it's understandable that the obsolescent Java-based indexing application would be rather neglected.
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Re: Installing Family Search Indexing on Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)

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aebrown wrote:
rviertel wrote:Does anybody know why familysearch does not update this to work with newer versions of Java?
I don't know for certain, but since the FamilySearch indexing development efforts are heavily focused on the new browser-based indexing application, it's understandable that the obsolescent Java-based indexing application would be rather neglected.
Why not give the chance to the lds community to contribute?
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