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Feedback about the official packages in Debian and Ubuntu?


Does anybody have any feedback about the official packages now available in Debian and Ubuntu?

Are they easy to install?

Are there bugs or other surprises?


The xTuple user interface is very easy to install in Ubuntu.  What discouraged me was that the version in the software center was 4.1.0.  We are currently using 4.2.0, and since the instructions have changed since Ubuntu 13.10 for installing 32-bit programs on 64-bit Ubuntu, I am still using windows XP in Virtualbox.  I would very much like to see different versions of xTuple available through the Ubuntu Software Center.

If your WinXP VM is only for xTuple and you would like to get rid of it, try these instructions to get the client working (courtesy of stackoverflow):


sudo -i

cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d

echo "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted universe multiverse" >ia32-libs-raring.list

apt-get update

apt-get install ia32-libs


This works on 14.04 LTS, thus I presume it should work on 13.10 (I do not have a 13.10 VM laying around, otherwise I would have tested against that version).

Please test and let me know the result





Thanks for the pointer Anil!  That is the most concise instruction I have ever seen for installing the ia32-libs in Ubuntu 14.04.  That worked well for the installation.  However, I seem to be having another problem.  I'll be posting that on another thread <http://www.xtuple.org/forums/technology/linux/install-postbooks-ubuntu-1310-usb-stick>.

That is exactly what I was looking for.  I will be trying this out soon.

Ubuntu 14.04 depreciated ia32-libs and is now multiarch.

See my post here on how to install without ia32-libs.