[Closed] Brave 0.13 not starting on Ubuntu 14.04


Since upgrading to 0.13 on my Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) system, Brave no longer starts – it gives me the error:

An uncaught exception occurred in the main process Uncaught Exception:
Error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `CXXABI_1.3.8' not found (required by /tmp/.org.chromium.Chromium.b4Tsnx)
    at process.module.(anonymous function) [as dlopen] (ELECTRON_ASAR.js:168:20)
    at Object.Module._extensions..node (module.js:600:18)
    at Object.module.(anonymous function) [as .node] (ELECTRON_ASAR.js:182:18)
    at Module.load (module.js:490:32)
    at tryModuleLoad (module.js:449:12)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:441:3)
    at Module.require (module.js:500:17)
    at require (internal/module.js:20:19)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/usr/share/brave/resources/app.asar/app/adBlock.js:8:40)
    at Module._compile (module.js:573:32)
Waiting 60 seconds for process to load
Process failed to load within 60 seconds

From what I can tell, this is because gcc 4.9 uses a newer C++ ABI version (I’m at gcc 4.8.2). Still, it seems like there should have been an installation dependency that prevented it from installing a version of Brave that doesn’t work. I guess the most straightforward thing is to update to a newer Ubuntu version, which I probably should be doing anyway.


Hello, the team has been notified with the issue here:


closed #3