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I see that we can no longer simply "apt-get install ia32-libs" to gain 32bit application support under 13.10. I'm working with a restricted environment where we can ONLY install 13.10 64bit, but still have some very important 32bit apps that must run.

Is work being done on getting proper 32bit support back into the Ubuntu 64bit desktop releases?

Our user is very upset because they spent a lot of resources vetting 13.10 for their new infrastructure and they don't understand why Windows and OS X simply handle 32bit apps completely transparently while we've hit a rather large stumbling block on Ubuntu Linux - supposedly the easiest and most compatible Linux distro to use.

Is there a new magic bullet to get proper 32bit support into 13.10?

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why the rant? see help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiArch –  Rinzwind Dec 4 '13 at 18:50

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