Getlibs: Automatically solves dependencies for 32-bit programs on 64-bit

Today i found an real life / time saving debian/ubuntu tool. The name of the tool is getlibs. This tool automatically find the libs and install these. In the past I have search my ass off to find the correct debian libs. Now this problem is (hopefully) fixed 4ever! 😀

On 64-bit systems it downloads and installs libraries needed for 32-bit programs and 64-bit programs.
On 32-bit systems it downloads and installs libraries needed for 32-bit programs.

Thank you to the following bug reporters: marararam ViRMiN Cabal elanthis BogusJoe NullHead mooball
Thank you to the following Beta Testers: Kilz BogusJoe NullHead
Special thanks to: RavanH

To install or upgrade:
http://www.boundlesssupremacy.com/Ca…etlibs-all.deb
Download and double click the file to install.

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View the source without installing the package:
http://www.boundlesssupremacy.com/Cappy/getlibs/getlibs

getlibs works on:

  • All Ubuntu and Debian systems
  • Debian or Ubuntu based distributions (best to use the package name)

Tip: To install a 32-bit debian package for a program (not a library!) use

 

Code:

sudo dpkg -i --force-all package_name.deb

Usage Examples:

getlibs on a program to download all missing libraries:

 

Code:

getlibs /usr/bin/skype

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Use getlibs to install a 32-bit library using the library name:

 

Code:

getlibs -l libogg.so.0 libSDL-1.2.so.0

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Use getlibs to install a 32-bit library using the package name:

 

Code:

getlibs -p libqt4-core libqt4-gui

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Install a 32-bit library file (.deb):

 

Code:

getlibs -i ~/i386_library_1.deb

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Download and install a 32-bit library file (.deb):

 

Code:

getlibs -w http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/s/sdl-image1.2/libsdl-image1.2_1.2.5-3_i386.deb

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Other options:

–apt-file : Uses apt-file to find the packagenames for libraries. The default uses packages.ubuntu.com. This is especially useful for non-ubuntu users.

–build : converts a 32-bit package to a 64-bit package and installs it. This will only install libraries from a 32-bit package into the correct place! This will not install any binaries from that package! This is very beta.

–savebuild : use with –build. Saves new 64-bit package to /home/$USER

–mirror or -m : Use the specified mirror to download from if one is not specified for package

–verbose : Extra output

–ldconfig : Runs ldconfig on directories where new libraries are installed

-64 : Will let apt-get install 64-bit packages for a 64-bit system

-32 : Left only for compatibility with getlibs v1. 32-bit library installation is the default for all systems.

–distro : can set as either Ubuntu or Debian. Ubuntu installs to /usr/lib32 and/or /lib32. Debian installs to /emul/ia32-linux/

–release : can set as hardy gutsy feisty edgy or dapper. Determines what web interface release is used in search.

Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=474790

Author: Thomas Faddegon

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