Re: [code] [textadept] Seg fault on NixOS

From: Julien L. <>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:03:06 +0000

Hello Jonathan,

I am running Textadept on GNU Guix, which is a similar distribution to
NixOS. I may help you.

> bash: ./textadept: No such file or directory
I think that the problem is that the binary statically makes reference
to /lib/ or something similar. This is the dynamic
loader which takes care of loading the binary. You should be able to
verify this assumption by running:
$ ldd textadept

If this is the problem, then it means that you have to execute Textadept
by running:
$ <path to glibc>/lib/ textadept

I had tried it on GNU Guix. Unfortunately it failed finding Lua files to
initialize itself, and there is no (documented) way to specify Textadept
where to find these Lua files.

If you have an issue with Textadept using the official package from Nix,
then I tend to think that you should contact the maintainer of the package.

Best regards,

Julien L.

Le 20/04/19 à 04:28, Jonathan Levi a écrit :
> Okay, I fixed the download problem, just after sending that I realized
> chrome had partially downloaded files, and they appeared to be the problem.
> On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 9:24 PM Jonathan Levi <
> <>> wrote:
> When I try to download the nightly my browser crashes.  I downloaded
> it with wget and it seems to work correctly until I try running it
> when I get "bash: ./textadept: No such file or directory".
> Do you have any idea what that is?
> Jonathan
> On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 12:07 PM Mitchell <
> <>> wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2019, Jonathan Levi wrote:
> > I installed Textadept on my new NixOS rig.  When I try
> running texted adept
> > though it merely logs "Segmentation Fault".  I also tried
> running the
> > latest (v10.3) binary for Linux x86_64 off you wesbsite and
> the same
> > happens.
> >
> > Any idea how to fix?  Or is there a way I can get you a
> better crash report?
> You can do one of two things:
> 1. Download a nightly build, which has debug symbols enabled,
> and run it via gdb to get a nicer backtrace.
> 2. Build from the source (see the manual for more info, but
> basically: `make deps && make`) and see if it's a library issue
> related to your machine/os/etc.
> Cheers,
> Mitchell
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