Installing REAL Studio on 64bit Linux

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I’ve recently taken my Windows 7 laptop and installed Ubunto 10.10 64 bit Linux in a dual boot configuration. Sweet. All of that delicious RAM available.

While setting it up, one of the tools I have to install is REAL Studio (REALbasic). Well, the DEB file says it won’t install because it isn’t 32bit Linux. I’ve installed it on 64bit Linux before but I hadn’t published the notes so this is a great opportunity to get caught up. Here are the simple steps I followed:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

If you are going to be using the HTML Viewer in your application, make sure to run:
sudo apt-get install libwebkit*

Then download the latest REAL Studio TGZ file to your local hard drive. Then from the command prompt launch Nautilus as administrator:
gksudo nautilus

My file was downloaded to /home/kcully/Downloads, so I navigated there and double clicked on the REAL Studio TGZ file. This opened up the “Archive Manager”. I clicked the “Extract” button and extracted the files into the /opt/ folder. This is where REAL Studio is normally installed to when using the DEB files so I figure it’s good to keep consistent with the normal installation. Once extracted, the REAL Studio application was already marked as an executable. I just created a launcher for my toolbar and I’m ready to rock! REAL Studio launched, I entered my license information and I’m good to go.

I hope this helps out fellow REAL Studio Linux developers!

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