Missing Cadsoft Eagle 6.x libraries for Linux

in Eagle, library by DP | 2 comments

Mick M. posted the missing Cadsoft Eagle 6.x libraries for Linux:

 I finally tracked down the libraries to allow installation of the latest version. This will get you out of “dependency-hell” . Hopefully Cadsoft will statically link the next release. They work for me on Fedora 17 and Mint 13.

Read the instructions below.

  • Download Eagle eagle-lin-6.2.0.run
  • Make executable: “sudo chmod +x eagle-lin-6.2.0.run”
  • Unzip libraries: “tar -xvf eagle-libraries.tar.gz”
  • Copy to the correct place: “sudo cp eagle-libraries/* /usr/lib”
  • Then you can run the installer: “sudo ./eagle-lin-6.2.0.run”
  • The executable is here: /opt/eagle-6.2.0/bin/eagle
  • Enjoy!
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  1. Hamza says:

    An alternative method (which has the advantage of knowing where your .so files come from!) : http://blog.raek.se/2012/01/06/running-cadsoft-eagle-version-6-in-ubuntu-gnulinux/

  2. Jorge Garcia says:

    From beta 6.2.1 forward EAGLE statically links the libjpeg and libpng libraries which should alleviate the dependency issues.

    There is also a really easy way to get the libraries, e-mail me. You may contact me support@cadsoftusa.com and I’ll be more than happy to send the files over to you. You simply extract the zip file and store the libraries in your usr/lib folder(usr/lib32 folder if you’re on a 64-bit machine).

    After that the installer should run without issue.

    Jorge Garcia
    Cadsoft Support

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