Install Brackets on Ubuntu 16.04

Install Brackets on Ubuntu 16.04

=== EDIT

I have actually found an even better way: download and install the library from http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/amd64/libgcrypt11/download and you’re good to go.

=== Old article for reference

I have used two sources for this article: https://brbsix.github.io/2015/10/29/fix-missing-libgcrypt11-for-brackets-text-editor/ and https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1687348.

The problem with Brackets is that the file ibgcrypt.so.11 is missing. To install it, there are two solutions: using an ipa or modifying the deb file. This tutorial explains how to change the deb file. For this tutorial, I will work in the tmp directory but you can use any directory.

Download the deb file from the brackets website

Create a directory in tmp and go in the directory

mkdir /tmp/brackets
cd /tmp/brackets

Extract the deb file

dpkg-deb -x [path of the deb file]/Brackets.Release.1.8.64-bit.deb .
dpkg-deb -e [path of the deb file]/Brackets.Release.1.8.64-bit.deb

Remove the text “libgcrypt11 [..],” in the file control in DEBIAN/.

Download the file libgcrypt.so.11 fromĀ brbsix (direct download x64, i386).

Copy the file in opt/brackets

Go back to the root of the files.

Repackage the file.

dpkg-deb -b . [path where you want your brackets deb file]/brackets.deb

Install


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