How to Install 32-bit Libraries of Android Studio in 64-bit Ubuntu

64-bit Ubuntu does not support 32-bit packages by default so while installing 32-bit libraries it shows error. After installing Android Studio in 64-bit Ubuntu you have to install some 32-bit libraries and the command for installing them is:

sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1 libbz2-1.0:i386

Trying to run this command shows the error:

E: unmet dependencies.
libncurses5:i386 : Depends: libtinfo5:i386 (= 6.1-1ubuntu1) but it is not going to be installed

So the solution of this problem is to add support for 32-bit packages in a 64-bit machine and then installing the 32-bit libraries for Android studio.

To add support for 32-bit packages, run the command:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

And then run:

sudo apt-get update

And finally install 32-bit libraries for Android Studio:

sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 lib32z1 libbz2-1.0:i386

Now you should have installed 32-bit libraries properly in your 64-bit Ubuntu.

Extra Tips

After copying the Android Studio files you can run it by entering command

sudo ./android-studio/bin.studio.sh

To create a shortcut create a file android-studio.desktop and fill it with given code:

sudo gedit android-studio.desktop

Copy paste this text. You have to specify where you have copied you android-studio files. For example, I have copied android-studio in opt/ folder. So the command to run Android Studio is ./opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Android Studio
Comment=Integerated Development Environment for Android
Exec=/<location_to_your_android_studio>/android-studio/bin/studio.sh
Icon=/<location_to_your_android_studio>/android-studio/bin/studio.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Development;IDE

And in terminal:

sudo desktop-file-install android-studio.desktop

It will add both shortcut in desktop and in menu.


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