After downloading a fresh copy of the latest Ganache and double click to run it, the following error is shown:

archive type not supported

Versions Ubuntu: 16 and 17

All Ganache versions: for example 1.2.3 and 2.0.0


This is not related to Ganache. It is related to Linux Ubuntu. The file mode has to be changed to be executable as follow:

$ cd ~/Downloads
$ chmod a+x ganache-1.1.0-x86_64.AppImage
$ ./ganache-1.1.0-x86_64.AppImage

reference: https://github.com/cogeorg/teaching/wiki/Installing-Ganache

This could be also done by Right Click then press Properties then at Permissions tab, enable the option Allow executing file as program:

Allow executing file as program

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