Installing Amazon’s MP3 downloader on Ubuntu 10.04

Thanks to google and a few websites I managed to get Amazon’s MP3 downloader to work on my linux workstation at home.

It looks like Amazon’s Amazon MP3 application requires libboost 1.34, which is older than the version now included in Ubuntu 10.04. So the first thing that you need to do is download the earlier versions of the libraries.


mkdir Amazon_Downloader
cd Amazon_Downloader

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

Next, Install the libraries

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

At this point you can either delete the library files (since there now installed), or keep them in case Amazon doesn’t get round to updating there software (which I’m sure they will of course).

To delete the files from your drive, do the following

cd ..
rm -r Amazon_Downloader

Once done, simply re-run the Amazon MP3 downloader and your good to go.

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

References:
Ubuntu Forum
Hilltop Yodeller’s Website
Linux Mint Website

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