Running Eagle on Ubuntu 14.10 64bit

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
$ chmod a+x

Inspect and run:

$ vim
$ ./
Ensure the following 32 bit libraries are available: => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => not found => 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 !]
    $ ./

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