Linux Mint 12 causing Filezilla to crash
When I recently installed Mint 12 Lisa, I discovered I had a problem with Filezilla.
My usual method of dragging a file from the remote pane to local caused Filzilla to crash spectacularly.
My good friend Kirk over in the States discovered the cause (Filezilla requires the wxWidgets library which apparently is missing in Mint 12) and the following is the fix……
In Terminal, run the following –
sudo apt-get install curl
Follow that up with –
curl http://apt.wxwidgets.org/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -
In Software Sources (or else in Software Manager –> Edit –> Software Sources) add the following –
deb http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ natty-wx main
deb-src http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ natty-wx main
Back in Terminal, run –
sudo apt-get update
Finally run –
sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxtools wx2.8-i18n
That’s all. Filezilla should now run with no problems.
With thanks to wxpython.org and in particular, Kirk
Footnote: When I originally published this, I accidentally omitted the instruction about “curl http://apt.wxwidgets.org/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -“. The fix will work without this line but it will case an irritating popup about security keys each time an Update is done. Sorry about that!
That reminds me. I need to file a bug report on this for Linux Mint 12. I meant when we were tracking the bug down and I completely forgot about it.
I need to write these things down I think.
Slight correction to my last comment:
“I meant when…” should be “I meant to when…”
Heh! I meant to write it up at the time and clear forgot.
I have just done a complete reinstall and that is what reminded me.
You Sir (And Kirk) are both Kind and Clever to solve and share this.
Baie Dankie Meneer! 😀
You’re welcome! Isn’t that what the Internet is about?
Thanks for this, saved my life! Mint 12 proved to be great on the laptop but is being a challenge on a dual monitor set up. Shaping up to be a great system though.
Worked like a charm. Thanks for all the troubleshooting.
it is working..
Ben o amele sevindim! 🙂