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[SOLVED] How to install 32 bit application ?

Postby Fra » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:21 am

Hi guys !

I use the 64 bit version of linux mint. I've just discovered that there is a problem of compatibility with the 32 bit application such as Skype. I really need to install skype though! Can you help me, please, to solve the issue with all the 32 bit application once for all ?

Thanks.

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Re: How to install 32 bit application ?

Postby xenopeek » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:24 am

Depends of your version of Linux Mint, but for most recent versions you would install the package ia32-libs-multiarch to get also 32 bit versions of system libraries installed on your computer. Multiarch aware 32 bit programs will then be able to run on your 64 bit installation.
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Re: How to install 32 bit application ?

Postby Fra » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:51 pm

xenopeek wrote:Depends of your version of Linux Mint, but for most recent versions you would install the package ia32-libs-multiarch to get also 32 bit versions of system libraries installed on your computer. Multiarch aware 32 bit programs will then be able to run on your 64 bit installation.


Thanks for helping me. I have got Mint 14 Nadia 64 bit. How do I install the Multiarch ?

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Re: How to install 32 bit application ?

Postby xenopeek » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:56 pm

xenopeek wrote:you would install the package ia32-libs-multiarch

If you don't know how to install packages, perhaps this topic will help: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=97158
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Re: How to install 32 bit application ?

Postby Fra » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:06 pm

xenopeek wrote:
xenopeek wrote:you would install the package ia32-libs-multiarch

If you don't know how to install packages, perhaps this topic will help: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=97158



Yes, I am new to Linux. I will read that thread and find my way ! :D

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Re: How to install 32 bit application ?

Postby Fra » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:21 pm

An application in the software manager ?! :shock: That is terrific ! Great !
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Re: How to install 32 bit application ?

Postby xenopeek » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:24 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux :wink:
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