Ubuntu 64 Bossac Broken


Apologies in advance if this has been sorted already or elsewhere. I googled around and played with the problem a while before posting up here.

I am running Ubuntu LTS (Quantal) 64 Bit and the current downloads for working with the Due will not upload to my board. (either nightly or the beta versions, both fail the same)

3.2.0-49-generic #75-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 18 17:39:32 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

32 bit will not run on 64 bit full stop. (Not really too surprising, who would want to run 32 on 64 bit)

32 bit works just fine on a 32 bit install of Ubuntu LTS.

The problem appears to be that bossac is compiled against a different libc run time.

Bossac fails with the following error:-

./bossac: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Code compiles fine but will not upload as bossac fails.

All the rest of my 64 bit apps are running fine and there are no runtime problems with them. As is local code I compile for other apps I am writing..

This seems to be fixed by the instruction in this post:-


Looks like the 64 bit ide can not cope with files that are not .pde or .ino

Any attempt to have a .h open in the ide is failing.

Attempting to open it form the File/New will not create a .h

Attempting to open int from File/Open will not see a .h

Attempting to add an existing .h file from Sketch/add fails with a bunch of java errors and results in the .h that was already created being deleted.

Attempting to add a non existent .h file from Sketch/Add fails with a bunch of java errors

Common guys this is trivial stuff, we should be able to support opening and editing a .h file in 64 bit.

Maybe we should be dropping claims to support 64 bit until we can get something that approximates what does work for 32 bit.

Given lack of response here and failings of 64 bit support I am beginning to feel, that 64 bit is being ignored. I may be better off without the Arduino IDE completely. It is a bit of a chew but I usually like it.

Same problems for nightly and 1.5.2 release builds.


LOL, Numpty moment, you open a new tab with the drop down arrow menu thingy top right on the tab bar.

Interesting enough I also checked the funy failures as listed previously above and java errors on 1.0.5 and they do exactly the same. This could do with a tidy up at some point. Maybe the IDE should guide the numpty user (Like me) a little better or fail in a more informative way.