[SOLVED] How can I setup libFLAC.so.8 in ArcoLinux?

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mseidel
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Hello,

I would very much like to know how to install or include the shared library libFLAC.so.8 in my ArcoLinux installation?

I have ArcoLinux installed on my Thinkpad and Endeavour OS on my workstation. In the latter OS the shared library is present. However, I cannot determine what dependencies are associated with the library and via which package it was installed. Just copy the library from the Endeav.OS installation to the ArcoLinux Inst. This alone does not seem to do it.

What steps are still missing?

I would like to play the game Lost Eden (purchased via GOG.com). I can load the game separately into a dosbox and run it. But then it runs very slowly. :-/


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Use pamac to solve these.

I typed libflac - nothing...
I typed flac and found flac 1.4.1-1

open it and look at the files of the package

it provides libflac.so.12

meaning the official version is 12.

I would install that and hope for the best;

or else

sudo downgrade flac

and find the one that includes .8 version

good luck
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Hello Erik,

first of all thank you very much for your quick answer. The package flac 1.4.1-1 (libflac.so.12) was already present in my ArcoLinux installation and was therefore the starting point of my problem.

To be honest, I did not dare to "sudo downgrade flac". I didn't want to open Pandora's box ;)

Yesterday I finally made it in time and actually found a solution. I had backuped libFLAC.so.8 (/usr/lib/libFLAC.so.8: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object) from my workstation (Endeavour OS) and copied it to my ArcoLinux installation to /usr/lib/ before the said system update.

A "ldconfig /usr/lib/libFLAC.so.8" did the rest for me.

After that the GOG.com game (Lost Eden) can now be started via dosbox64 with the included start.sh script.

Thank you! :-)
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Thanks for sharing the solution in the name of our future readers.
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