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====== Installing EAGLE 6.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin ====== Eagle 6.2 is still 32-bit software only, and my install of (X)Ubuntu 12.04 was a 64-bit one. So the first step is making sure I have 32-bit libraries available. I The following is overkill, only a subset of the below are actually needed. I hope I'll get back to this, testing what subset is actually needed: <code> sudo apt-get install lib32asound2 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6 sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32z1 lib32z1-dev sudo apt-get install zlib1g zlib1g-dev build-essential perl gcc-multilib </code> Eagle has since the start of development of the 6.x (5.90+) series for Linux been using libpng in version 1.4. Very few distributions ship this version (OpenSUSE, Puppy and Slackware are the ones I know of), so for recent Ubuntu versions, we must get a (32 bit) copy of this library from somewhere else: <code> wget mkdir libpng-14-ia32 cd libpng-14-ia32 tar xf ../libpng-1.4.9-i486-1.txz cd usr/lib sudo cp /usr/lib cd /usr/lib sudo ln -s </code> Finally, fetch the Eagle installer, and run it as root: <code> wget sudo sh </code> I prefer starting eagle from a terminal, and I prefer having it in path. The simplest way to accomplish this is: <code> sudo ln -s /opt/eagle-6.2.0/bin/eagle /usr/local/bin/eagle </code> If you prefer having an application icon in a menu: <code> cat <<EOF > /tmp/opt-eagle.desktop [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application Exec=/opt/eagle-6.2.0/bin/eagle Path=~ Name=EAGLE CAD 6 GenericName=EAGLE PCB design software Icon=/opt/eagle-6.2.0/bin/eagleicon50.png Terminal=false Categories=Development EOF sudo mv /tmp/local-eagle.desktop /usr/share/applications </code>