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HOWTO: Beyond Compare 3 on 64-bit Ubuntu 8.10

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  • HOWTO: Beyond Compare 3 on 64-bit Ubuntu 8.10

    EDIT: Warning, some users have reported these instructions can overwrite 64-bit libraries installed on your computer, use them at your own risk.
    1. Download Beyond Compare 3:
    2. Download 32-bit Trolltech Qt:
    3. Download 32-bit Network Audio System:
    4. Install 32-bit Network Audio System: sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture libaudio2_1.9.1-4_i386.deb
    5. Install 32-bit Trolltech Qt: sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture libqt3-mt_3.3.8-b-5ubuntu1_i386.deb
    6. Install Beyond Compare 3: sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture BCompareLinux-
    Last edited by Chris; 21-Jan-2009, 10:54 AM. Reason: Warn of problems reported by some users.

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    This HowTo is well suited to completely ruin a working Ubuntu installation. If you follow it, your 64 bit audio & qt3 libraries will be overwritten by the 32 bit version which keeps pretty much all applications from starting.

    If you did already follow it, you can try 'sudo apt-get -f' to have the 2 libraries re-replaced by the 64 bit versions.

    I strongly suggest the forum admins remove this post.

    There is a working method described at