Linux, Technical

Amazon.com MP3 Downloader on 64-bit Ubuntu

I’ll give Amazon.com credit for making their mp3 downloader available to Linux users:

I clicked on Ubuntu, and Chrome downloaded amazonmp3.deb and the Ubuntu Software Center fired up and told me:

Wrong architecture ‘i386’

That was frustrating. I sent a note to Amazon.com thanking them for their Linux support and asking them to please consider rolling some x86_64 packages. Then I asked Google for advice, and got this fine post:


Works fine except the download link to getlibs is old and broken, so I figured I can recapitulate the recipe here:

1) Download amazonmp3.deb and then install it manually:

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture Downloads/amazonmp3.deb

2) Download and install getlibs: (Thanks for the corrected link, bobxnc!)


(Your browser should hand the package off to an installer, else you’ll just do something like sudo dpkg -i Downloads/getlibs-all.deb.)

3) Run getlibs!

Looks something like this:

0-13:08 ~$ sudo getlibs /usr/bin/amazonmp3
libglademm-2.4.so.1: libglademm-2.4-1c2a
libgtkmm-2.4.so.1: libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a
libgiomm-2.4.so.1: libglibmm-2.4-1c2a
libgdkmm-2.4.so.1: libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a
libatkmm-1.6.so.1: libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a
libpangomm-1.4.so.1: libpangomm-1.4-1
libcairomm-1.0.so.1: libcairomm-1.0-1
libglibmm-2.4.so.1: libglibmm-2.4-1c2a
No match for libboost_filesystem-gcc42-1_34_1.so.1.34.1
No match for libboost_regex-gcc42-1_34_1.so.1.34.1
No match for libboost_date_time-gcc42-1_34_1.so.1.34.1
No match for libboost_signals-gcc42-1_34_1.so.1.34.1
No match for libboost_iostreams-gcc42-1_34_1.so.1.34.1
No match for libboost_thread-gcc42-mt-1_34_1.so.1.34.1
The following i386 packages will be installed:
Continue [Y/n]? 
Downloading ...
Installing libraries ...

3.1) If, like me, you got “no match for libboost” as above, or you get “amazonmp3: error while loading shared libraries: libboost_filesystem-gcc42-1_34_1.so.1.34.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory” then do this bit:

sudo getlibs -w http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/ubuntu/pool/universe/b/boost/libboost-date-time1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb
sudo getlibs -w http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/ubuntu/pool/universe/b/boost/libboost-filesystem1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb
sudo getlibs -w http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/ubuntu/pool/universe/b/boost/libboost-iostreams1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb
sudo getlibs -w http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/ubuntu/pool/universe/b/boost/libboost-regex1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb
sudo getlibs -w http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/ubuntu/pool/universe/b/boost/libboost-signals1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb
sudo getlibs -w http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/ubuntu/pool/universe/b/boost/libboost-thread1.34.1_1.34.1-16ubuntu1_i386.deb
sudo getlibs -w http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/ubuntu/pool/main/i/icu/libicu40_4.0.1-2ubuntu2_i386.deb

sudo ldconfig

4) Let the music play!

. . .

Q: What is getlibs?
A: “Copyright: 2007; Downloads 32-bit libraries on 32-bit and 64-bit systems. For use with Debian and Ubuntu.”

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