Common errors

This page lists common issues met by our users.

AppImage crashes

If the linux AppImage binary crashes upon startup, make sure your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable is empty. #579


Compilation error

r_core development package not found

If you installed radare2 and still encounter this error, could be your PATH environment variable is set improperly (doesn’t contain /usr/local/bin). That can be, for example, due to Qt Creator.app being copied over to /Applications. To fix this, append :/usr/local/bin to the PATH variable within the Build Environment section in Qt Creator. See the screenshot below should you encounter any problems.

On OS X you can also try:

  • PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$HOME/bin/prefix/radare2/lib/pkgconfig qmake
  • PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$HOME/cutter/radare2/pkgcfg qmake (for modern version and if radare2 was installed like the submodule)
_images/cutter_path_settings.png

Or radare2 libs could be installed to /usr/lib/pkgconfig/, so you can add variable PKG_CONFIG_PATH with value /usr/lib/pkgconfig/


OS X libjpeg error

On Mac, QT5 apps fail to build on QtCreator if you have the libjpeg lib installed with brew. Run this command to workaround the issue:

sudo mv /usr/local/lib/libjpeg.dylib /usr/local/lib/libjpeg.dylib.not-found

Keyboard layout issue

Some people report that they have keyboard issues. Usually it is because the Xorg layout is wrong. You can check it with: setxkbmap -query Most of the time using setxkbmap us solves the issue, but it might not be enough and require some more advanced Xorg configuration.