Mendeley doesn’t start

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Problem :

I have installed Mendenley (32 bits) on a fresh Ubuntu Mate 18.04.5 LTS 32 bits, when I try to launch it by this command mendeleydesktop , it shows me the following error message:

/usr/bin/../../opt/mendeleydesktop/bin/mendeleydesktop: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

How can I solve this issue ?

Thank you

Solution :

It appears that the problems related to the missing “libpng12.0” file are common in some Ubuntu distros.
It has been solved simply as follow:

  1. Download “libpng12.0” file from this link (i.e, libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_i386.deb),
  2. Install it: sudo dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_i386.deb

and finally Mendeley launched successfully.

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