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Fixed in 2018.3.X



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Linux executable doesn't launch and has incorrect icon.



Linux executable doesn't launch and has incorrect icon

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new project
2. Change "Target Platform" as a Linux
3. Set architecture as "x86 + x86_64(Universal)"
4. Build project
5. Transfer executable file on Linux machine

Actual result:
Executable doesn't run and shows incorrect icon

Reproducible on:
2018.3.0a3, 2018.3.0a2, 2018.3.0a1

Working Fine on:
2018.2.0b7, 2018.2.0b9

Build made on Windows (10) for Linux

Comments (4)

  1. jwvanderbeck

    Oct 25, 2018 17:03

    Why not make PIE an option when building? Not every game is going to care about the extra security.

  2. syscrusher

    Oct 11, 2018 15:19

    Question: Is this only applicable to the universal binaries, or would it also affect a specific 32-bit or 64-bit build? I ask because I do independent builds for 32 and 64 bit most of the time. Thanks.

  3. FROS7

    Sep 28, 2018 00:50

    @pjayb Has the issue been raised with the Gnome community??

  4. PJayB

    Sep 25, 2018 15:47

    Unfortunately, this is an issue caused by Nautilus' ("Files") lack of support for position-independent executables, i.e. double-click and icon support is not available for PIE binaries. Running from the command line still works. Unfortunately, fixing this is up to the GNOME community and is out of Unity's control. However, we are considering ways to make this less painful/confusing for our users.

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