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I've got a deb which is for 64bit Ubuntu, but unfortunately I've got a 32bit installation (14.04). I tried installing from the command line with sudo dpkg -i theDebPackage.deb, but I get a message saying that the package architecture (amd64) is not in line with the system (i386) (free translation from Dutch).

When searching I find all these posts about running 32bit software on 64bit Ubuntu, but not the other way around.

Does anybody know how I can install this 64bit deb on my 32bit installation?

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Not possible! Find the 32 bit deb. –  Cornelius May 10 '14 at 20:01

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