Getting Autopsy runnning on ARCH Linux versions

org.netbeans.InvalidException: StandardModule:org.sleuthkit.autopsy.core jarFile: /usr/share/autopsy/autopsy/modules/org-sleuthkit-autopsy-core.jar: java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: org.sleuthkit.datamodel.SleuthkitJNI.getVersionNat()Ljava/lang/String;

I get this error when trying to run the application. Sorry for being a tota Linux noob; it seems I am missing this part of the instructions?

"Autopsy depends on a specific version of The Sleuth Kit. You need the Java libraries of The Sleuth Kit installed, which is not part of all packages.

  • Linux: Install the sleuthkit-java.deb file that you can download from This will install libewf, etc. For example:
    – % sudo apt install ./sleuthkit-java_4.8.0-1_amd64.deb"

Except it’s all #debian ^^; as well as all the other instruction for installing it in Linux… Again sorry if this is all basic. Any help super apperciated.

We provide a SleuthKit package for Debian. You will need to find a package for Linux Arch or build SleuthKit for Linux Arch from source unsing GNU AutoTools. There is older TSK documentation at and Autopsy documentation at

Oh, I see. That explain that. Yeah, I was trying to get an AUR version of autopsy running. I’ll bring it up with them.

Thanks for the reply/advice. I may just resort running autopsy for Windows in a virtual machine for now. Thanks again.