Running Eagle on Ubuntu 14.10 64bit

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Eagle is still the first choice when it comes to Open Hardware electronics design. That's a bit unfortunate because the software itself is proprietary. Sometimes you need to run it though. For example to migrate projects over to non-proprietary software ! Say, you'd like to run new Eagle 7.1 under Ubuntu ? Try repos. Repos have the old major version 6 only. The harder to get proprietary software the better, I suppose. Download the blob then:

$ wget -c http://web.cadsoft.de/ftp/eagle/program/7.1/eagle-lin-7.1.0.run
$ chmod a+x eagle-lin-7.1.0.run

Inspect and run the stuff:

$ vim eagle-lin-7.1.0.run
$ ./eagle-lin-7.1.0.run
Ensure the following 32 bit libraries are available:
    libXrender.so.1 => not found
    libXrandr.so.2 => not found
    libXcursor.so.1 => not found
    libfreetype.so.6 => not found
    libfontconfig.so.1 => not found
    libXi.so.6 => not found
    libssl.so.1.0.0 => not found
    libcrypto.so.1.0.0 => not found

32bit craziness, you say. New Ubuntu does not have ia32 libs prepackaged, you say ? Here, have this handy list of all of the dependencies then:

$ sudo apt-get install libxrandr2:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxcursor1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libfontconfig:i386 libxi6:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libcrypto++9:i386
# should show you the installation wizard [sic !]
$ ./eagle-lin-7.1.0.run
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