Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Installing BinDiff on Linux Mint 14

I recently upgraded my system to Linux Mint 14 and went about re-installing all my software. When I got to Zynamics/Google BinDiff, I found I had an issue:
$ sudo dpkg -i bindiff401-debian50-amd64.deb

Selecting previously unselected package bindiff.
Unpacking bindiff (from bindiff401-debian50-amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of bindiff:
 bindiff depends on sun-java6-jre; however:
  Package sun-java6-jre is not installed.

Unfortunately, BinDiff requires sun-java6-jre, which is not in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Linux Mint repository, nor any ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r repository I could find. I could circumvent this by installing BinDiff by using cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 --ignore-depends=sun-java6-jre option to dpkg. However, every time I went to install updates I would get an error message that BinDiff was broken, and be prompted to uninstall it before I could continue.

However, I found a work-around - create a dummy package named sun-java6-jre using cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 tool equivs. (There are some docs out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re on this, but I was unable to find a non-Google cached copy, so here was what I did.)

Linux Mint has equivs in its repository, so if its not already installed, apt-get it.

Next, run equivs-control sun-java6-jre and this will create a file named sun-java6-jre that you will need to modify.

At minimum, you'll need to uncomment and/or fill out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 following fields:
  • Package
  • Version
  • Maintainer
I also filled out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 description fields so I would remember what it was.

After cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 file is modifoed, run equivs-build sun-java6-jre and you should see something similar to below:
$ equivs-build sun-java6-jre
dh_testdir
dh_testroot
dh_prep
dh_testdir
dh_testroot
dh_install
dh_installdocs
dh_installchangelogs
dh_compress
dh_fixperms
dh_installdeb
dh_gencontrol
dh_md5sums
dh_builddeb
dpkg-deb: building package `sun-java6-jre' in `../sun-java6-jre_6.0_all.deb'.

The package has been created.
Attention, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 package has been created in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 current directory,
not in ".." as indicated by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 message above!
Once that has successfully completed, you should have a sun-java6-jre_6.0_all.deb file in your directory. If that failed, you probably forgot to modify one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fields in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 file.

Finally, just dpkg -i cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 new deb file and BinDiff, and you should be ready to go!
$ sudo dpkg -i sun-java6-jre_6.0_all.deb
Selecting previously unselected package sun-java6-jre.
(Reading database ... 237677 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking sun-java6-jre (from sun-java6-jre_6.0_all.deb) ...
Setting up sun-java6-jre (6.0) ...
$ sudo dpkg -i bindiff401-debian50-amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package bindiff.
(Reading database ... 237681 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking bindiff (from bindiff401-debian50-amd64.deb) ...
bindiff license has already been accepted
Setting up bindiff (4.0.1) ...

$
Then you are good to go!

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