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Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« on: May 14, 2014, 08:57:50 am »
I seem to remember that it is possible to install 32-bit libs on a 64-bit system...
First I tried the following:
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$ sudo dpkg -i gp6-full-linux-r11621.deb
Selecting previously unselected package guitarpro6.
(Reading database ... 262363 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking guitarpro6 (from gp6-full-linux-r11621.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of guitarpro6:
guitarpro6 depends on gksu.
guitarpro6 depends on libasound2.
guitarpro6 depends on libc6 (>= 2.1.3).
guitarpro6 depends on libglu1-mesa.
guitarpro6 depends on libportaudio0.
guitarpro6 depends on libportaudio2.
guitarpro6 depends on libssl0.9.8.
guitarpro6 depends on libstdc++6.
guitarpro6 depends on libxml2.
guitarpro6 depends on libxslt1.1.
guitarpro6 depends on zlib1g.

dpkg: error processing guitarpro6 (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
guitarpro6

Next, I tried this:
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$ sudo apt-get install gksu libasound2 libc6 libglu1-mesa libportaudio0 libportaudio2 libssl0.9.8 libstdc++6 libxml2 libxslt1.1 zlib1g
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gksu is already the newest version.
libglu1-mesa is already the newest version.
libglu1-mesa set to manually installed.
libportaudio2 is already the newest version.
libstdc++6 is already the newest version.
libxslt1.1 is already the newest version.
zlib1g is already the newest version.
libasound2 is already the newest version.
libasound2 set to manually installed.
libc6 is already the newest version.
libxml2 is already the newest version.
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
guitarpro6:i386 : Depends: gksu:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libasound2:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libc6:i386 (>= 2.1.3) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libglu1-mesa:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libportaudio0:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libportaudio2:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libssl0.9.8:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libstdc++6:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libxml2:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libxslt1.1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: zlib1g:i386 but it is not going to be installed 

Then I received the following reply from Guitar Pro support:
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Thank you for contacting the Arobas Music support.

I am sorry but Guitar Pro 6 is not supported with Linux 64 bit, only Ubuntu 32 bit.

Can I install these libs as 32-bit versions on my 64-bit system? I am also concerned they insist on installing gksu as it seems to remove sudo, which I am not too thrilled about to put it mildly...
Any ideas?
« Last Edit: May 25, 2014, 07:36:30 am by globetrotterdk »

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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 09:28:36 am »
hi globetrotterdk

to install 32bit libs....
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sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch

gksu is already installed by default
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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 12:07:48 pm »
Many thanks. That solved most of the problem:
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 $ sudo dpkg -i gp6-full-linux-r11621.deb
Selecting previously unselected package guitarpro6.
(Reading database ... 263980 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking guitarpro6 (from gp6-full-linux-r11621.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of guitarpro6:
 guitarpro6 depends on gksu.
 guitarpro6 depends on libportaudio0.
 guitarpro6 depends on libportaudio2.

dpkg: error processing guitarpro6 (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 guitarpro6
I then tried the following:
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$ sudo apt-get install libportaudio0:i386 libportaudio2:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 guitarpro6:i386 : Depends: gksu:i386 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

Then I tried:
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$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libaudit1:i386 libpam-modules:i386 libpam0g:i386 libportaudio0:i386 libstartup-notification0:i386 libxcb-util0:i386 sudo:i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libportaudio0:i386 libportaudio2:i386
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  guitarpro6:i386 sudo
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libportaudio0:i386 libportaudio2:i386
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/89.4 kB of archives.
After this operation, 109 MB disk space will be freed.

Is there a way that I can force the system to keep and use sudo while installing gksu as required by Guitar Pro 6? Why does apt insist on uninstalling guitarpro6:i386?

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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2014, 01:19:49 pm »
Why does apt insist on uninstalling guitarpro6:i386?
Dependency / conflict issues.  I would try installing aptitude and then try again with that. 

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sudo apt-get install aptitude
Just use "aptitude" in the place of "apt-get" such as.....
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sudo aptitude install packagename

Then there is THIS
which suggests running.....
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sudo dpkg -P --force-all --force-remove-reinstreq guitarpro6:i386 
....but the thread dies with that and I don't know if that works or not so use at your own risk.

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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 01:39:22 pm »
OK, again the issue crept closer to a solution. Here is where I am now:
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$ sudo aptitude install gksu:i386
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gksu:i386 libaudit1:i386{a} libgksu2-0:i386{a} libgtop2-7:i386{ab} libpam-modules:i386{a} libpam0g:i386{a} libstartup-notification0:i386{a} libxcb-util0:i386{a} sudo:i386{ab}
0 packages upgraded, 9 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 897 kB of archives. After unpacking 3,168 kB will be used.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 sudo : Conflicts: sudo:i386 but 1.8.6p3-0ubuntu3 is to be installed.
 sudo:i386 : Conflicts: sudo but 1.8.6p3-0ubuntu3 is installed.
 libgtop2-7 : Conflicts: libgtop2-7:i386 but 2.28.4-3 is to be installed.
 libgtop2-7:i386 : Depends: libgtop2-common:i386 (>= 2.28.4-3) which is a virtual package.
                   Conflicts: libgtop2-7 but 2.28.4-3 is installed.
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

     Keep the following packages at their current version:
1)     gksu:i386 [Not Installed]                         
2)     libgksu2-0:i386 [Not Installed]                   
3)     libgtop2-7:i386 [Not Installed]                   
4)     sudo:i386 [Not Installed]                         

     Leave the following dependencies unresolved:         
5)     libgksu2-0:i386 recommends sudo:i386
Unfortunately I don't have an overview of the consequences of these actions. Any ideas? After this gets resolved, I should be able to try to install Guitar Pro 6 again.

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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 02:14:57 pm »
Should have thought of this earlier but .....  :-[
instead of using dpkg, open your Downloads folder and double-click the package and gdebi should install it while fixing dependecy issues (if possible). 
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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 02:26:54 pm »
It doesn't seem to be able to sort out the issue:
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$ sudo dpkg -i gp6-full-linux-r11621.deb
Selecting previously unselected package guitarpro6.
Unpacking guitarpro6 (from gp6-full-linux-r11621.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of guitarpro6:
 guitarpro6 depends on gksu.

dpkg: error processing guitarpro6 (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 guitarpro6
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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 02:37:43 pm »
Okay, I'm downloading the trial version as we "speak" and will give it a try and see what I run into.  BBS...
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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 03:14:45 pm »
Error: Cannot install gksu:i386

Well, I'm stumped........don't know anything else to suggest.  There is a way to remove the gksu:i386 dependency from the .deb file but I don't know how to do that, either.  Maybe someone more knowledgeable than I will chime in, shortly. 

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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 03:38:27 pm »
OK, no worries. Your effort is much appreciated.

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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2014, 08:30:27 pm »
Just a thought....
If you plan on installing P5 you could install the 32bit version which should eliminate your issues.   Or, if you need it now and are willing to go through it all, you can install P4 or P3 32bit. 

Like I said, just a thought.... ???
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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 06:23:33 am »
I prefer to stick with a 64-bit Peppermint OS (whether 4 or 5), but I have plenty of internal hard disks. I have considered installing elementary Linux or a vanilla Ubuntu, but I have been putting off this option as I have tried this once before and erased the working hard disk, rather than the intended hard disk. I have Peppermint OS 4, Salix and Win 7 installed  on my home built machine. How do I avoid formating the disks with Peppermint and Win 7? I am not sure where they are located.

I have gone into the grub menu edit mode under the individual menu items and my system looks like this:

Peppermint OS 4   -   hd1
Salix                    -   hd0
Ubuntu 12.04      -   hd2
Win 7         -   hd3

I am pretty sure that Ubuntu 12.04 is the the disk I reformatted, as the system can't find /home when it is booted up. Here are my concerns:

  • Installing to the correct hard disk.
  • Making sure I get a GRUB menu at startup (Ubuntu usually hides the menu).
  • Peppermint OS at the top of the list as the default system to boot into.
  • Removing all of the i386 libs that I just installed in my Peppermint OS system.

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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2014, 10:28:50 am »
If someone can bung a link to the trial on here, I'll see if I can tweak the dependencies and get it to work in 64bit.
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Re: Trying to install Guitar Pro 6 for Linux
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2014, 11:02:52 am »
If someone can bung a link to the trial on here, I'll see if I can tweak the dependencies and get it to work in 64bit.
Sounds good. Thanks for the initiative   :)