Ok needed to get going on actually installing the Eagle 6.4 on my Fedora 18 machine.

Firstly after the install comes the substantial number of updates (Get these or be forever a Slacker!! )


Imediately I have a couple of problems here, firstly the Linux version is really new and liibs are equally so,

secondly I'm installing this 32 bit application on my 64 bit system, so not only do I need a set of support libraries

but also the 32 bit versions. Fortunately these all exist and some of this as all been done before like here,

thing to note that many sites refer to i386 packages because they are simply old, but no one has really

done i386 optimised packages in yonks so look for their i686 equivelents and you'll be fine !


    yum install expat*686

    yum install fontconfig*686

    yum install glib*686

    yum install libX11*686

    yum install libXau*686

    yum install libXcursor*686

    yum install libXdmcp*686

    yum install libXext*686

    yum install libXfixes*686

    yum install libXft*686

    yum install libXi*686

    yum install libXrandr*686

    yum install libXrender*686

    yum install libgcc*686

    yum install libjpeg-turbo.i686

    yum install libpng.i686

    yum install libstdc++.i686

    yum install libxcb.i686

    yum install zlib.i686


Install these and you are well on your way (yes it also installs a few dev libs but we won't worry about that !)

Now upon running the installer I found my next little nugget, rather than binding the eagle binary to the

version independent libraries some were infact specific versions naughty and anoying as I'm sure they would never consider

doing this on Windows to a DLL! Any way the solution is very simple merely symbolic Link the current libraries to files representing

the old versions Eagle was expecting (Since I was going back and only a version or two I felt confident to do this!!).

If you ever find yourself in this position used the command "ldd" to dump the libraries that an executable has been compiled with


user1@localhost bin]$ ldd eagle

    linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0xf773f000)

    libXrender.so.1 => /lib/libXrender.so.1 (0xf770b000)

    libXrandr.so.2 => /lib/libXrandr.so.2 (0xf7700000)

    libXcursor.so.1 => /lib/libXcursor.so.1 (0xf76f5000)

    libfreetype.so.6 => /lib/libfreetype.so.6 (0xf7655000)

    libfontconfig.so.1 => /lib/libfontconfig.so.1 (0xf761b000)

    libXext.so.6 => /lib/libXext.so.6 (0xf7609000)

    libX11.so.6 => /lib/libX11.so.6 (0xf74d1000)

    libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x49ea2000)

    libXi.so.6 => /lib/libXi.so.6 (0xf74c1000)

    libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x49ea9000)

    librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1 (0x49fcf000)

    libssl.so.1.0.0 => /lib/libssl.so.1.0.0 (0xf7461000)

    libcrypto.so.1.0.0 => /lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 (0xf72b8000)

    libstdc++.so.6 => /lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xf71ce000)

    libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0xf718e000)

    libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xf7170000)

    libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x49cea000)

    /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x49cc7000)

    libz.so.1 => /lib/libz.so.1 (0x49ec5000)

    libXfixes.so.3 => /lib/libXfixes.so.3 (0xf7169000)

    libexpat.so.1 => /lib/libexpat.so.1 (0xf7140000)

    libxcb.so.1 => /lib/libxcb.so.1 (0xf711e000)

    libgssapi_krb5.so.2 => /lib/libgssapi_krb5.so.2 (0xf70db000)

    libkrb5.so.3 => /lib/libkrb5.so.3 (0xf6ffb000)

    libcom_err.so.2 => /lib/libcom_err.so.2 (0xf6ff6000)

    libk5crypto.so.3 => /lib/libk5crypto.so.3 (0xf6fca000)

    libresolv.so.2 => /lib/libresolv.so.2 (0x4a13a000)

    libXau.so.6 => /lib/libXau.so.6 (0xf6fc5000)

    libkrb5support.so.0 => /lib/libkrb5support.so.0 (0xf6fb9000)

    libkeyutils.so.1 => /lib/libkeyutils.so.1 (0xf6fb4000)

    libselinux.so.1 => /lib/libselinux.so.1 (0x49ede000)

    libpcre.so.1 => /lib/libpcre.so.1 (0x49f0c000)

Check the versions you have installed and painstakingly get the right ones or take a chance on making a llink to the current version

(lie, lie again and keep liying )



Anyway after that Eagle pops up with no further touble so it was a very useful hour or so sorting it all out, hope this helps other folks

or at least gives them ideas on how to proceed.


Finally here's my Eagle Cad Proof of life Photo: