Apricot builds on linux don't launch

I’ve seen (from searching) a few other posts that have had this problem, but none that have a useful answer.
When trying to run one of the apricot builds from graphicall, from the terminal i get this error message:

error while loading shared libraries: libpython2.5.so.1.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

does anyone know how to fix this (plus, i thought blender was supposed to be totally self-contained :confused:

apt-get install python2.5

No python no blender GLSL

python2.5 is already the newest version


search in the /usr/lib/ folder for a “libpython2.5.so.something” and make a symbolic link to “libpython2.5.so.1.0” as root, ex (Ubuntu):
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libpython2.5.so.something /usr/lib/libpython2.5.so.1.0

[email protected]:~$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libpython2.5.so.1 /usr/lib/libpython2.5.so.1.0
[sudo] password for tigger: 
ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/lib/libpython2.5.so.1.0': File exists

still the same error when trying to run blender

Are you using a 32 or 64 bit distro? and what distro?
I guess its a problem with the 32/64 Bit compatibility libraries.

Check in var/log/ for a blender logfile. maybe the path blender looks up for the lib is written there. then you simply create a symlink there to the /usr/lib

64 bit ubuntu 8.04
i checked in /var/log, theres nothing there blender-related.
thanks for the help though