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Install Problem

When I install in Linux(CentOS)and have the problem:

ovito: error while loading shared libraries: /home/bxy/Downloads/ovito-2.8.2-x86_64/bin/../lib/ovito/ file too short

What should I do to solve problem?


This problem might be related to the way you extracted the .tar.xz or .tar.gz archive containing the OVITO program files. Note that the archive contains symbolic links, which are supported only on Linux/Unix file systems. If you extract the archive on a Windows computer before transferring the directory to the Linux target machine, the symbolic links may get broken and you get some empty files instead.

Did you extract the archive on the target Linux machine or on a different computer?

Thanks a lot, the issue has been solved.

The copy from another computer can not run directly, it have to redownload and extract. the final command is  tar xf ovito-3.0.0-x86_64.tar, after that ./bin/ovito. The software can work.

Thanks again!