Install Tizen SDK on Ubuntu

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Tizen SDK is compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS. The installation on Ubuntu requires installation of additional software before running Tizen SDK Install Manager. This tutorial has been tested on Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit.


Download Tizen SDK

Download an appropriate stable version of Tizen SDK Install Manager for your Ubuntu.


For 64 bit version,


Install Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

1. Download JRE for Linux as a tar archive

Oracle JRE 7 Downloads

2. Extract the archive

tar -xvf jre-7u17-linux-i586.tar.gz

3. Create Java directory and move JRE into it

sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7.0
sudo mv jre1.7.0_17/* /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7.0/

4. Install/Update Java

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7.0/bin/java 0

5. Create directory for the plugin

mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins

6. Create a symbolic link to Java

ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7.0/lib/i386/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Install Dependencies

Before launching Tizen SDK Install Manager install the following packages: expect, gtk2-engines-pixbuf, libgnome2-0, qemu-user-static and libwebkitgtk-1.0-0

sudo apt-get install expect
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf
sudo apt-get install libgnome2-0
sudo apt-get install qemu-user-static 
sudo apt-get install libwebkitgtk-1.0-0
sudo apt-get install gettext
sudo apt-get install gksudo
sudo apt-get install module-init-tools
sudo apt-get install libudev-dev

Install Tizen SDK

Add executable permissions to Install Manager and run it. Follow the instruction to complete the installation.

chmod +x tizen-sdk-<version>-ubuntu<bits>.bin

Optionally the Smart Development Bridge (SDB) could be registered as a global command by adding a symbolic link to it at /usr/bin/

sudo ln -s /home/leon/tizen-sdk/tools/sdb /usr/bin/sdb


  • SDK runs on Eclipse, which requires JRE, JRE 6 or newer package is required.
    • Solution: Install JRE before running Tizen SDK installer.
  • Mising "expect" "gtk2-engines-pixbuf" "libgnome2-0" "qemu-user-static" "libwebkitgtk-1.0-0" package(s)
    • Solution: install the required packages.
  • Problem with installing Oracle Java on Ubuntu machine
    • Solution: Install java-package and convert the downloaded Oracle JDK/JRE archive into a .deb file. See JavaPackage for more information. There is also a oab-java6 script to generate JDK and JRE Debian packages. Please read the Issue #64 for jdk7u9
  • Exception in thread "main" org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [Unknown Mozilla pah (MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME not set)] error pops up
    • Solution: install libwebkitgtk-1.0-0,
  • Event Injector is not shown in the IDE
    • Solution: install Ajax Tool Framework plug-in for your Eclipse.
  • Unable to launch SDB on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit:
sdb: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    • Solution: Create a symbolic link (do it very carefully and you own risk :) ):
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
  • Tizen IDE closes unexpectedly while a new project is being created. Issue has been experienced with Tizen 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 13.10.
    • Solution: Remove google-talkplugin if it is installed.
sudo apt-get remove google-talkplugin

External Links

How to Install Tizen SDK on Ubuntu
Installing the Tizen SDK
Install Oracle Java Runtime (JRE) 7 in Ubuntu 12.04
Step by Step Installation Guide in Korean 우분투에 타이젠 2.0 매그놀리아(Magnolia) 정식 버전 SDK 설치하기