"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." (Robert A. Heinlein)

Monday, 11 May 2009

Migrating to Linux: cdcat

Let me write down a little update about my desktop computer (Sempron 2400) migration to Linux.
After Installation I started with replacing some of the default application. I so installed Mozilla Thunderbird as mail client, Gnome Baker as CD-DVD Burner and Avant Window Navigator as dock bar. I then started looking for a CD-DVD catalog application. I first tried Gnome Catalog and DiskSearch but they left me all but satisfied. I finally discovered CdCat.
CdCat is a multi-platform (Linux, Windows and MacOS) application that let you scan your disks and catalog their content in a searchable archive.
I installed CdCat using apt-get command like this
sudo apt-get install cdcat

I then tried launching it but I got an error message like this.
error: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory 
 After looking for it in the 'net I solved this problem by simply installing libstdc++5 via apt-get command
sudo apt-get install libstdc++5

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