That darned libstdc++.so.5 file

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I recently purchased some plugins to help with a development project I’m working on. Well, to register and decrypt the plugins, I had to run an application that required the libstdc++.so.5 library which has long been deprecated. I found some help from the following web site however:
http://bootstrapping.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/missing-libstdc-so-5-in-ubuntu-9-10-karmic/

Here’s the magic to get this to run.


cd /tmp
wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/i/ia32-libs/ia32-libs_2.7ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb
dpkg-deb -x ia32-libs_2.7ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb ia32-libs
sudo cp ia32-libs/usr/lib32/libstdc++.so.5.0.7 /usr/lib/
cd /usr/lib
sudo ln -s libstdc++.so.5.0.7 libstdc++.so.5

I’ve made a slight adjustment to the commands above to make reference to the Ubuntu 10.04 directory structure of /usr/lib instead of the /usr/lib32

Good luck geeky people!

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