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[Linux] Crash when opening project settings

So, I'm running 4.14 (from the 4.14.0-release tag on git), and if I try to open the project settings window, the editor hangs for a few seconds and then exits. After looking at the log, it seems the engine was trying to launch /Engine/Binaries/DotNet/IOS/IPhonePackager.exe, when it should be looking for /Engine/Binaries/DotNET/IOS/IPhonePackager.exe (notice the incorrect casing on the DotNET directory).

I can work around the issue by creating a symbolic link from Binaries/DotNet to Binaries/DotNET, thus directing the engine to the correct path (the way it is in the git repo), but that's really just a band-aid fix. Since that fixes all references to the wrong path, there could also be other files being loaded using from there.

I find it strange that it's trying to load an iPhone packaging binary on Linux, because you can't package for iOS on Linux and the path normally wouldn't be an issue on OSX since its file system is case insensitive anyway, so maybe the reason that it's trying to load that could be investigated as well?

Here's the last few log entries just before the editor crashes (without the symlink in place):

 [2016.11.16-21.11.13:257][ 37]LogHAL:Warning: LinuxPlatformProcess::AttemptToMakeExecIfNotAlready: could not stat '/home/<user>/UnrealEngine/Engine/Binaries/DotNet/IOS/
 IPhonePackager.exe', errno=2 (No such file or directory)
 [2016.11.16-21.11.13:319][ 37]LogLinux:Error: appError called: Assertion failed: Assertion failed:  [File:/home/<user>/UnrealEngine/Engine/Source/Runtime/Core/Private/L
 inux/LinuxPlatformProcess.cpp] [Line: 857] 
 FLinuxPlatformProcess::CreateProc: posix_spawn() failed (2, No such file or directory)
Product Version: UE 4.14
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asked Nov 17 '16 at 09:03 PM in Linux

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kukiric gravatar image kukiric Nov 18 '16 at 03:42 AM

I just found that this is a duplicate of https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/524546/linux-opening-project-settings-crashes-editor.html and can be closed. Going to leave this here until someone from Epic staff locks it or confirms the issue, in any case.

Michael Hart gravatar image Michael Hart Apr 08 '17 at 07:32 PM

Under Linux version 4.15 the code is doing the wrong thing. the URL is being set to something like "....../Engine/Binaries/DotNET/IOS/IPhonePackager.exe"

When it sould be read as "...../Engine/Build/BatchFiles/Linux/RunMono.sh "....../Engine/Binaries/DotNET/IOS/IPhonePackager.exe" certificates Engine -bundlename "com.YourCompany.PlayerInputs"

Does anyone know were in what file the "RunMono.sh" gets appended

aknarts gravatar image aknarts Apr 08 '17 at 08:55 PM

Do you have the full log and also what you are trying to do when you get an error? 4.15 does have the above error fixed, which was just plain case of case sensitivity in the path...what you are "describing" is something new(and probably should be in a different thread as this one is solved).

minsk gravatar image minsk Dec 03 '16 at 07:15 PM

@kukiric thank you for bringing this up! Helped me as a total linux newb to get the settings opened.

I must have done something wrong with the symbolic link. But manually renaming the folder DotNET to DotNet worked for me.

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