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i'm working with GWT under Ubuntu 12.10 using Intellij IDEA. Some time ago the idea's built-in debugger began to crash with this error:

/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-oracle/bin/java: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ undefined symbol: PL_ClearArenaPool

I've google it for a bit, and it seems to be that it used to work fine with libstdc++5, but my system recently updated and now i've got a libstdc++6 both with libstdc++5 (according to Synaptic). I can't remove libstdc++6 'cause it seems to remove almost all packages in my system. So how can i safely downgrade to libstdc++5, or are there any other ways to solve my problem with debugger?

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migrated from Jan 16 '13 at 20:26

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I had a similar problem and I solved it downloading from here and then installing it from the command line:

sudo dpkg -i libstdc++5_3.3.6-20_amd64.deb 

Now I have both and installed.

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