Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
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Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 22:05

This tutorial will quickly help you run AppImages applications and games on Ubuntu 24.04 "Noble Numbat". This includes how to solve the issue of missing required software package that is already known. You will be able to run all your favorite AppImages since the previous versions of Ubuntu. Now let's learn to do it and happy hacking!

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1. Get AppImage(s)

First, you need to have some AppImages. Nowadays, many Free Software projects already allows you to download AppImages version of their applications and games officially from their websites. Here's some example. 

- FreeTube a youtube desktop client

- LibrePCB electronic schematics design

- SimulIDE electronic simulator and programmer with a lot of examples

- OpenRA strategy game similar to Red Alert

2. Test run an AppImage. 

Right-click inside the folder -> Open in Terminal -> execute an AppImage -> see whether the application runs  -> if not, see the error messages -> on Ubuntu 24.04 there is a known error where some required packages were not installed.

Sample command lines:

$ ./librepcb<whatever>.AppImage
$ ./freetube<whatever>.AppImage
$ ./OpenRA<whatever>.AppImage
$ ./SimulIDE<whatever>.AppImage

Sample output:

dlopen(): error loading

AppImages require FUSE to run.
You might still be able to extract the contents of this AppImage
if you run it with the --appimage-extract option.
for more information

Sample screenshot:

3. If error, install required program(s).

On Terminal, install the required packages for Ubuntu 24.04:

Command line:

$ sudo apt-get install libfuse2t64 

Sample output:

sudo apt-get install libfuse2t64
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
Need to get 89.9 kB of archives.
After this operation, 326 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 noble/universe amd64 libfuse2t64 amd64 2.9.9-8.1build1 [89.9 kB]
Fetched 89.9 kB in 3s (28.9 kB/s)      
Selecting previously unselected package libfuse2t64:amd64.
(Reading database ... 185187 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libfuse2t64_2.9.9-8.1build1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libfuse2t64:amd64 (2.9.9-8.1build1) ...
Setting up libfuse2t64:amd64 (2.9.9-8.1build1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.39-0ubuntu8.1) ...

4. Run AppImage again.

Once required package(s) installed, you now can run the AppImage again like normally you did with previous Ubuntu versions. You can simply double-click the file or repeat the execution commands above.

Sample command:

$ ./librepcb<whatever>.AppImage
$ ./freetube<whatever>.AppImage
$ ./OpenRA<whatever>.AppImage
$ ./SimulIDE<whatever>.AppImage

Sample screenshot:


Now you should be able to run all AppImages. Happy hacking! 


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