Saturday, December 27, 2008

Installing 32 bit programs on 64 bit machines (.deb packages)

Was trying to install adobe reader on my ubuntu 64bit box, and came across issues with 32 bit and 64 bit. Apparently, there's this program "getlibs" which will download all required libraries that your application needs. So if you need to install an i386 deb package, first force install it

dpkg -i --force-all package-name.deb

Then get all the libraries required by the executable

getlibs /path/to/executable

Getlibs can be obtained from
I gues, it should also be in the ubuntu repository. You should be able to do an

apt-get install getlibs

For more info, refer to the thread


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