Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu’

Intel Compiler 1.11 on Ubuntu 9.10 revisited

January 20th, 2010 No comments


trying to install the latest version of intel compilers cause some amount of trouble as you do not only need the old and now dropped version 5 of libstdc++ – you also need it for x86_64 and i386. Both packages are available from the jaunty (9.04) Version of Ubuntu – but both packages install to /usr/lib whereas on an 64bit system the 32bit version has to be installed to /usr/lib32. So the 32bit deb has to be installed “manually” – all the details are now available on an intel-site:

This small info was missing in the post here

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icc 11.1.059 on ubuntu 9.10

November 3rd, 2009 No comments

ICC und Ifort gibt es non-commercial for free:

Unter Ubuntu 9.10 ist die Installation etwas hagelig. Hier eine kleine Hilfestellung:

Es werden trotz Intel64 Installation noch einige 32bit libs benötigt

apt-get install lib32gcc1 lib32stdc++6 libc6-dev-i386 gcc-multilib ia32-libs

Ubuntu 9.10 bringt nur noch die libstdc++6 mit es wird aber auch Version 5 gebraucht. Einen Symlink setzen funktioniert wegen der inkompatiblem API nicht.
Unter kann sowohl die 32 als auch die 64bit Version eines passenden Debian Pakets bezogen werden.
Installieren dann mit

dpkg -i libstdc++5_3.3.6-18_amd64.deb

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Google Earth on an amd64 aka x86_64

April 14th, 2009 No comments

Needed google earth to test some fancy features of my beloved Nokia E71. Repo’s shown Version 4.2 and 4.3 but they == google announced V5 recently. The Ubuntu 8.10 I’m using has a package called googleearth-package which creates a deb-file out of the installer provided by google:

sudo aptitude install googleearth-package
make-googleearth-package --force
sudo dpkg -i googleearth_*.deb
cd /usr/lib/googleearth/
sudo mv

The last part is necessary to avoid errors like this:

/usr/lib/googleearth/googleearth-bin: relocation error: /usr/lib32/i686/cmov/ symbol BIO_test_flags, version OPENSSL_0.9.8 not defined in file with link time reference

As allways you have to be aware that googleearth is NOT open source and therefore evil 😉

Oh and btw – if you are a KDE user try:

googleearth -style plastique

All the good gnome-user out there should rather use:

googleearth -style cleanlooks

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gajim with otr support for ubuntu 8.10 x86_64 (amd64)

March 12th, 2009 No comments

I’m so sick of pidgin . . . all I ever wanted was a jabber client that fits nicely into my gnome environment – no icq/google-talk/msn all-in-wonder instant messenger. Just xmpp aka jabber. The rest is done by transports on the jabber server. Gajim would be the app of choice if it didn’t drop otr-support – which it did right on my birthday last year – thanks for that. Today I looked for an alternative – which now seems to be gajim WITH otr-support. Took some time but got it working. The package I build with checkinstall can be found here:


You will need some extra packages for security:

sudo apt-get install python-openssl python-crypto python-otr

After starting gajim you should check wether otr is fully activated by looking at Help->Features in the gajim menu bar. Then you have to create an otr-fingerprint by going to Edit->Preferences and there switch to the OTR Settings tab. Select your jabber server in the drop-down menu and klick on “Generate”. When the pop-up window adds a “done” to its text you can close it (took me a while to realise the additional “done” when it had finished). Attempting a conversation with an otr-enabled peer will add an otr-sign next to your edit-line in the chat window. You can verify the fingerprints in the otr-preferences tab (and there in the “Known Fingerprints” tab).

Happy messaging . . .

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