I thought I would document my experience after solving my initial issues.
My initial goal was to replace my aging thinkpad I was using in the lab for schematics, eagle, etc. The requirements were modest: Google Chrome and Eagle and since I was already running Lumbuntu on the laptop I figured a micro comp like the Pi or Odroid would be the solution and went ahead and ordered an Odroid X4u.
The Odroid is effectively a Pi on steriods, bigger processor, faster USB, faster network. I opted for the eMMC storage as well. The card comes with Umbuntu 15.04 preinstalled and smokes my old laptop performance wise. Now the big problem: Eagle runs on x86 linux only. I did some searching around and came across these guys who make an x86 container for ARM based linux. They just happen to have a month free trial. The download is huge (1.6G) but setup is straight forward and soon I was running a shell inside the x86 container. From there it was just a question of downloading the install script from CADsoft and installing all the x86 stuff needed for it.
The initial error was:
$ sudo ./eagle-lin-7.1.0.run
Ensure the following 32 bit libraries are available:
libXrender.so.1 => not found
libXrandr.so.2 => not found
libXcursor.so.1 => not found
libfreetype.so.6 => not found
libfontconfig.so.1 => not found
libXi.so.6 => not found
libssl.so.1.0.0 => not found
libcrypto.so.1.0.0 => not found
sudo apt-get install libXrandr2:i386 libxcursor1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libxi6:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386
was the solution as well as BZIP.
After that, the install script ran and that was that. Eagle runs fine and I dont need to do anything prior to running it, I’m not sure if the container runs in the background automatically or what but I can simply click on the program and it fires right up. Performance wise, it is better than the native on my laptop so no complaints and I’ll happily pay for exagear when the trial is up