I'm trying to install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 13.10. In this version of Ubuntu, packages like
ia32-libs-multiarch are no longer available, so I'm trying to install the needed 32-bit libraries on my own. When running
./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin I got several errors about missing libraries, most of which I managed to install using
sudo apt-get install <library-name>:i386 and the errors went away. I'm having issues fixing the last two missing modules though:
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar" Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module"
I tried installing
overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 using apt:
overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 : Depends: overlay-scrollbar:i386 but it is not installable
Well darn, it depends on a package that can't be installed. How inconvenient. So I tried Googling my way forth to the 32-bit overlay-scrollbar libraries for Saucy, which I found here. First I installed overlay-scrollbar:
$ sudo dpkg -i overlay-scrollbar_0.2.16+r359+13.10.20130826-0ubuntu1_all.deb (Reading database ... 226507 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace overlay-scrollbar 0.2.16+r359+13.10.20130826-0ubuntu1 (using overlay-scrollbar_0.2.16+r359+13.10.20130826-0ubuntu1_all.deb) ... Unpacking replacement overlay-scrollbar ... Setting up overlay-scrollbar (0.2.16+r359+13.10.20130826-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:i386 ... Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 ...
Great! It worked. Then I tried installing overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386:
$ sudo dpkg -i overlay-scrollbar-gtk2_0.2.16+r359+13.10.20130826-0ubuntu1_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386. (Reading database ... 226507 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 (from overlay-scrollbar-gtk2_0.2.16+r359+13.10.20130826-0ubuntu1_i386.deb) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386: overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 depends on overlay-scrollbar. dpkg: error processing overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386
So apparently I still need to install overlay-scrollbar:i386, which is not installable by apt and didn't get installed by the installer above. My issues with unity-gtk-module are pretty much identical but with different package names.
I have a couple of very related questions regarding this:
- Why are some very important 32-bit packages not installable using apt? Am I missing a source?
- Why didn't the i386 version of overlay-scrollbar get installed above? Is it because the installed contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the library and automatically decided to install just the 64-bit one on my system? Can I force it to install both?