ia32-libs, ia32-libs-multiarch, ia32-libs-i386 ?

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  1. Gilbert Schnidrig

    Gilbert Schnidrig New Member

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    Hello all
    I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a 64-bit version. After hours and hours of reading and going through many forums, I'm still confused about running 32-bit applications.

    What I figured out is, that my Ubuntu is multi architecture enabled:

    dpkg --print-foreign-architectures gives me: i386.

    However, if I want to run some 32 bit applications, I don't know which package of 32-libs I really need? ia32-libs-multiarch or ia32-libs or even ia32-lib-i386 ?

    Can somebody please explain me the difference?

    Thank you very much for clarification.

  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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  3. Gilbert Schnidrig

    Gilbert Schnidrig New Member

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    That sounds reasonable, but I would like to understand the difference.
  4. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I believe that ia32-libs-multiarch is just the replacement for ia32-libs....it includes that package and all the other ia32-libs* packages. You could think of it as a package group.
  5. Gilbert Schnidrig

    Gilbert Schnidrig New Member

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    Hi ryanvade. It makes sense, what you are saying.
    Thanks for your help.
    I will go for ia32-libs-multiarch.

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