I don't expect anyone to provide support for me, don't worry about it. Just found someone's post here, saying that VL is multilib ready and it made me curious. I suppose you could find it, too, if you want. Thanks for reply.
Yes, Wine is alien stuff, works, but for 64-bit apps only.
I know that installing out of repository is not exactly encouraged, but it worked for me, so far. Well, most of the time. I had a problem once with dynamic library version, but resolved it with LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
All in all (knocking on wood) I have VL installed on my PC and two friends/family laptops, works great. It is the first distro that I really liked since Red Hat Linux 9 (last one before Fedora).
Also liked FreeBSD very much. Used it about two years, but had to abandon it when there was no driver for Samsung printer I bought at the time. Tried everything, compiled several versions of Ghostscript, no dice. Then I returned to Linux.