On Oracle Linux Server (similar to Centos/RHEL 6) I am trying to run the ICIJ Offshore Leaks neo4j AppImage (download link). The image has the name neo4j-desktop-for-icij-1.0.0-x86_64.AppImage.

After making the file executable and issuing


I get the following error:

fuse: failed to exec fusermount: Permission denied

Cannot mount AppImage, please check your FUSE setup.
You might still be able to extract the contents of this AppImage 
if you run it with the --appimage-extract option. 
See https://github.com/AppImage/AppImageKit/wiki/FUSE 
for more information
open dir error: No such file or directory

Does the AppImage need an external FUSE package? I then ran as suggested

./neo4j-desktop-for-icij-1.0.0-x86_64.AppImage --appimage-extract

and this indeed extracted the content (to a sub directory squashfs-root). But how do I start the app now? I tried


but this gives me

Desktop file is missing. Please run ./squashfs-root/AppRun from within an AppImage.

So how do I run/start the app? Thanks for any pointers!

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