Installing Amazon’s MP3 downloader on Ubuntu 10.04

The Amazon.com mp3 downloader requires libboost 1.34, which is older than the version now included in Ubuntu 10.04. So in order to install it you have to download the earlier versions of these libraries.

First, lets make a directory to put these in. Type the following in the terminal:

mkdir Amazon_Downloader

Then go to that directory in the terminal by typing:

cd Amazon_Downloader

Now get the libraries, just copy and paste the following in the terminal:

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 by typing the following in the terminal:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Now simply run the Amazon MP3 downloader. Go to the following site:

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

Click on the yellow button that says “Download Now Ubuntu 9.04.”
Check the option that says “Open with: GDebi Package Installer.”

It will now install the Amazon mp3 downloader. Your done.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.