Getting AppMobi to run under Ubuntu

By Gavin Davies on 1 October 2012

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If you’ve tried to get AppMobi XDK working in Ubuntu and failed, try this fix…

I followed the instructions on App Mobi forums but no good, still go the permissions error.

What fixed it for me was to set up javaws to use the Oracle version:

> sudo update-alternatives –config javaws There are 3 choices for the alternative javaws (providing /usr/bin/javaws).

Selection Path Priority Status ———————————————————— * 0 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/javaws 1061 auto mode 1 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/javaws 1061 manual mode 2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/javaws 1060 manual mode 3 /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0/bin/javaws 1 manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 3 update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0/bin/javaws to provide /usr/bin/javaws (javaws) in manual mode.

I was then able to launch XDK.

OpenJDK: great idea, but it bites me every time I use it!

You’ll then need to go to http://localhost:58888/_emulator/_ide/login.html otherwise it’ll whinge that Chrome isn’t installed even when it is. Poor Linux support.