20 July 2012

Download and Install Eagle EDA Software on Ubuntu (An App to Draw Electronic PCB Design)

Eagle on Ubuntu 12.04 (MATE Desktop)

A friend asked me about how to install Eagle EDA Software on Ubuntu. It is an app to draw Electronic PCB design but has a trouble to be installed on an Ubuntu system. And apparently, the trouble is there is an unmet dependency libpng14 that doesn't exist in Ubuntu repository so we couldn't install it regularly on an Ubuntu system.

So then I looked for the solution and finally I've found the dependency from rpm.pbone.net and Alhamdulillah I've successfully installed it on my Ubuntu 12.04. Because it was a rpm package, I extracted the package and then packed it into deb so we could install it on Ubuntu system easily. Here are all we need to install Eagle on an Ubuntu system :

Download

Download these two packages :

libpng14-14_1.4.3-4.3_i386.deb

eagle_6.2.0_i386.deb

Installation

Just simply install them by sudo dpkg -i *.deb or if you have Gdebi (it's default in Ubuntu 10.04 and below), you could double click them one by one (libpng14 first) and now we have Eagle on our beloved Ubuntu system.

Update

For the latest version of Eagle, you could follow it at its official homepage http://www.cadsoftusa.com/

Hope this will be useful and Happy Penguin forever.

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