(hijacking the thread)
Honestly, this is already confusing and at odd with what said on http://support.jki.net/entries/20959253-labview-runtime-engine-for-vipm
Anyway. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, with LV2011 installed; cannot alien the rpm for 2009rt because of wrong architecture. I could copy, though, the whole /usr/local/lib/LabVIEW-2009/ from a previous. rpm-based installation, and have created the links
/usr/local/lib/liblvrtdark.so.9.0 -> liblvrtdark.so.9.0.1
/usr/local/lib/liblvrtdark.so.9.0.1 -> /usr/local/lib/LabVIEW-2009/liblvrtdark.so.9.0.1
/usr/local/lib/liblvrt.so.9.0 -> liblvrt.so.9.0.1
/usr/local/lib/liblvrt.so.9.0.1 -> /usr/local/lib/LabVIEW-2009/liblvrt.so.9.0.1
This allowed me at least to get the installer running. Modulo sudo here, running as root there, chmod a+w /tmp, etc.
Now I am here:
sudo /usr/local/JKI/VI\ Package\ Manager/VI\ Package\ Manager.exe
(LV run as sudo)
So where from now?
ETA: Doh!! one has to press the "+" button in the VIPM Options dialog, not the "Edit" button or just click somewhere in the empty table! I would leave my long post in, though, I hope the graphical description can be useful for someone.