Installing Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 14 on Ubuntu 17.10

After downloading DaVinci Resolve 14 from here, you should follow the instructions in the PDF to install it. However, to summarize you do

unzip -d davinci
cd davinci
sudo ./

After that's done, you can try running by running


However, you should get a bunch of errors to find shared libs. Looking around I found this how-to post that lists all the files you need to create/link to. To summarize again:

sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
sudo ln -s /usr/lib /usr/lib64
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/ 

One final thing, on my Ubuntu 17.10, it still complained about libpng12. Apparently libpng12 is no longer maintained on the current Ubuntu, and libpng16 is the replacment. However, you can still install libpng12 using this command (courtesy of olalonde here)

wget -q -O /tmp/libpng12.deb \
  && sudo dpkg -i /tmp/libpng12.deb \
  && rm /tmp/libpng12.deb

Then use the desktop shortcut, or tun /opt/resolve/bin/resolve and it should launch