Last week, I switched my xubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) box to Linux Mint 8 (Helena), to see how things had evolved in the past 18 months. Unfortunately, I also decided to switch from 32- to 64-bit, and of course not everything works the way it used to.
So, here's an updated version of that hack for ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala or Linux Mint 8 Helena:
- Download the i386 libqt3-mt .deb package into /tmp
- Download the latest Beyond Compare 3 .deb package into /tmp
$ sudo su
apt-get install ia32-libs cd /tmp; dpkg-deb --extract /tmp/libqt3-mt*.deb libqt3-mt cp -R libqt3-mt/usr/lib/* /usr/lib32; rm -fr /tmp/libqt3-mt dpkg -i --force-architecture /tmp/BCompareLinux*.deb