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 .

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About 0x80

Besides peppers i also like to mess with hardware , specially Open Hardware . This blog is about sharing ideas and experience with the rest of the world .

Posted on December 25, 2011, in Linux and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks! This was very helpful. Also worth pointing out that because Eagle 6 is only a 32-bit release, you need to install ia32-libs too.

  2. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article
    seem to be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.
    The design look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon.
    Thanks

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