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Vectorbie Station => Vectorbie Questions => Topic started by: Locator on January 13, 2020, 01:47:33 pm

Title: 32-bit software on 64-bit Linux?
Post by: Locator on January 13, 2020, 01:47:33 pm
How do I get 32-bit software to run in the 64-bit version of Vector Linux? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: 32-bit software on 64-bit Linux?
Post by: bigpaws on January 14, 2020, 01:31:13 pm
You would need some type of multilib setup to allow that.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: 32-bit software on 64-bit Linux?
Post by: Locator on January 14, 2020, 10:33:06 pm
Such as ...?
Title: Re: 32-bit software on 64-bit Linux?
Post by: nightflier on January 16, 2020, 03:58:40 am
Multilib was not included because of its complexity.

Check out this guide if you want to try giving it a go: https://wiki.alienbase.nl/doku.php?id=slackware:multilib#adding_32-bit_slackware_libraries
Title: Re: 32-bit software on 64-bit Linux?
Post by: Locator on January 16, 2020, 09:28:00 am
It seems that the way that article is written, it would only apply to Slackware and not Vector Linux, unless, of course, I'm greatly mistaken.
Title: Re: 32-bit software on 64-bit Linux?
Post by: nightflier on January 19, 2020, 06:15:40 pm
I am not aware of anyone who successfully implemented multilib on VL. The Slackware outline would be the closest thing to a usable guide. TBH, I don't think the reward to effort ratio justifies pursuing it. Current VL is static and will not receive any more updates.