Monthly Archives: December 2011

Installing CadSoft Eagle 6 on Ubuntu x64

Version 6 of the popular PCB and Schematics editor is out in the wild and i decided that it is time make a test run of it .

After downloading a Linux version of the installer i ran into a problem . When trying to run the installer it gave me back this error message : “error while loading shared libraries: libpng14.so.14: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”.

After a quick search i realized that Ubuntu only has libpng12 in their repo’s . Well i thought that it’s not a big deal since i can build the latest version from source , after downloading and building from ftp://ftp.simplesystems.org/pub/libpng/png/src/libpng-1.4.8.tar.bz2 i ran into another problem , because my Ubuntu 11.10 system is 64-bit the installer where complaining about wrong ELF type . That made me a little nervous , but after another quick search i found slackware libpng 32-bit binaries . You can download if from here : http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-current/slackware/l/libpng-1.4.8-i486-1.txz . Then after downloading and unpacking the archives go to¬† “/libpng-1.4.8-i486-1/usr/lib” and link “libpng14.so.14.8.0” to “/usr/lib/libpng14.so.14” .

That made the trick for me and Eagle installation went ok from here .