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Re: st: Running old Stata (8.0) on new Ubuntu

From   Dave Ewart <>
Subject   Re: st: Running old Stata (8.0) on new Ubuntu
Date   Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:51:10 +0100

On Tuesday, 17.06.2008 at 15:47 +0100, Dave Ewart wrote:

> Hello,
> I happen to have an old license for Intercooled Stata 8 for Unix which
> I tried installing on a new Ubuntu 8.04 ("Hardy") workstation.
> 'stata' runs fine, but 'xstata' does not:
>   $ /usr/local/stata/xstata
>   xstata: dynamic-link.h:57: elf_get_dynamic_info: Assertion `! "bad
>   dynamic tag"' failed.
> The installation is is statically-linked, rather than dynamic, because
> there appeared to be a lot of library incompatibilities when I tried
> the dynamically-linked approach (which I tried first).

Actually, sorted this one myself: I'm following up here to feed the

Installing the *dynamically*-linked version, then installing the
libgtk1.2 package (plus its dependencies) was sufficient to make this

Thanks for the suggestions, people.


Dave Ewart
Computing Manager, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
University of Oxford / Cancer Research UK
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