Installing Creator on Ubuntu Linux
By David Botterill on Nov 29, 2005
So to get to the topic, in setting up my machine for Java Studio Creator development, I ran into a problem installing the Sun Application Server Platform Edition (PE). Since Creator installs PE during its installation, you will see something during the installation complaining about missing libstdc++ libraries. Here's how to get around that.
- do dpkg -L libstdc++5 to see if you already have the libstdc++5 package installed. If you do, a list of the installed files will show up like this:
/. /usr /usr/share /usr/share/doc /usr/share/doc/libstdc++5 /usr/share/doc/libstdc++5/copyright /usr/share/doc/libstdc++5/README.Debian /usr/share/doc/libstdc++5/changelog.Debian.gz /usr/lib /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5.0.7 /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
- If you don't see the list of files, you'll need to install the libstdc++5 package by running these commands as root.
apt-get update apt-get install libstdc++5
- Next you need to create a symbolic link for the library in question by running this command as root.
ln -s /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5.0.7 /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3
A special thanks to my team mate and fellow Linux head Marco Walther for helping me with this problem. Marco has Suse installed and was able to work out what symbolic links where needed.