Building Atom on Ubuntu 14.04
Having seen news GitHub have Open Sourced their take on a text editor I thought I would give it a whirl. There are no pre-build packages available for Linux so lets build it ourselves.
Ubuntu 14.04 has a pretty up to date version of node bundled which should be fine, but I’ve grabbed the latest version and built it myself.
Now lets follow the instructions in the Atom README.
However when we run the script
/usr/local/bin/atom we get nothing, not very useful! However we can see there is a problem missing lib when we run ldd on the binary:
So lets grab the older libudev0 from the Ubuntu 12.04 package repos
Atom should have all it needs to launch!
Any questions post them bellow.