Cannot install oF 0.9.0 on elementary OS freya (ubuntu 14.04)


I have a issue with installing oF 0.9.0 on elementary OS freya(0.3.1 distribution)

elementary OS freya is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but when I run “” in scripts/linux/ubuntu folder, it says

$ sudo ./

Running on ubuntu 0.3
Your ubuntu version is too old try using an older version of openFrameworks or updating your system

this because lsb release information is set it’s own version even it’s based on ubuntu 14.04.

on my machine(freya), lsb information is like this

$ lsb release -a

LSB Version:	core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:core-4.1-amd64:core-4.1-noarch:security-4.0-amd64:security-4.0-noarch:security-4.1-amd64:security-4.1-noarch
Distributor ID:	elementary OS
Description:	elementary OS Freya
Release:	0.3.1
Codename:	freya

you can see the Release info. that’s why script understand that I’m using Ubuntu 0.3.1

I checked script file. so maybe I can fix it (later) but at least need to add some description on linux install guide page.


I can bypass the version check process with below

 $ sudo vi /etc/lsb-release

change Release : 0.3.1 to Release : 14.04
and try again.

 $ sudo ./

*after install, don’t forget to revert.

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Should be fixed as of now, as of:!

@austince thanks !