[Quickfix] FreeFileSync on Ubuntu 14.04 (and derivatives)

27 Oct

FreeFileSync is a great piece of software for making copies of your files.

However, even though Ubuntu 14.04 won’t see its end of life before 2019 (!), FreeFileSync 7 already “requires” to have 15.04 at least.

When trying to run FFS 7 on an Ubuntu 14.04-based distro, you might see the following error (when running in a terminal):

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.20'

You can still make it work by first making sure that you have libstdc++6 installed, and by adding a new PPA as follows:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test

After updating and upgrading your packages, you should be right. You can check if you have GLIBCXX_3.4.20 with the following command

strings /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 | grep GLIBCXX

Hope this helps!

[Tested on Kxstudio 14.04, with FFS 7.5. Info mostly from this AskUbuntu question.]


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