How to Install Amazon MP3 on Isadora

keithnyc
  11 years ago
  0

If you've recently tried to install the Amazon MP3 downloader in the hopes of purchasing some music to play on Linux Mint / Isadora, you probably quickly realized it depends on an older version of libboost than what you have installed. It's a very simple fix to make it work, and here's how.

Please note that these instructions are currently only for 32-bit installs.

First the steps, and then the actual commands:

  1. Open the terminal and create a new directory called temp
  2. Download the older version of libboost
  3. wget the libboost older libraries
  4. Install
  5. Cleanup
  6. Download the Amazon MP3 Installer (or re-run it)

Simple enough, yeah?  Here are the details:

mkdir tmp
cd tmp
wget https://launchpadlibrarian.net/26959932/libboost-signals1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb https://launchpadlibrarian.net/26959936/libboost-thread1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb https://launchpadlibrarian.net/26959922/libboost-iostreams1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb https://launchpadlibrarian.net/26959918/libboost-filesystem1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb https://launchpadlibrarian.net/26959916/libboost-date-time1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb https://launchpadlibrarian.net/26959928/libboost-regex1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb https://launchpadlibrarian.net/34165098/libicu40_4.0.1-2ubuntu2_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i *.deb
cd .. 
rm -r tmp

Once completed, simply re-run or download the Amazon MP3 downloader and you're good to go.  

http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/help/amd.html/

 

Thanks to tvst on the Ubuntu forums for finding the solution to this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1478214

Comments
winz 10 years ago

I`d like to express my thanks. You made that so simple!


lovemonkey 11 years ago

Brilliant, thanks a lot. *very* useful for a total newbie!


keithnyc 11 years ago

@mike - great point, I didn't even think about 64-bit differences. I'll keep an eye out for instructions that actually work with 64bit.

Thanks!


mikefreeman 11 years ago

Oops... hold off on that 64-bit part. Those instructions ended up still missing a ton of libraries (even though the instructions are just a few months old, and for Lucid).


mikefreeman 11 years ago

Here's the 64-bit instructions: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9145072&postcount=17


mikefreeman 11 years ago

Very cool. Would be even better if there were 64-bit instructions for this as well, or (even better) if Amazon recompiled it with newer libraries, or re-set the dependencies to both the older and newer versions of libboost.