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A program I need to use wont install. It comes as a .deb file but when I try to install it says "wrong architecture i386". How can I get it to work. This is with ubuntu 11.10 (dual core version).

I did get the program to run on a version of 10.10 (single core) running on virtual box.

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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Mar 14 '13 at 16:54

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What is your architecture? ( 'uname -m' ) – user8290 Dec 29 '11 at 18:58
if you post in your question what this .deb file is and where you have downloaded it, we'll be able to advise you better. – fossfreedom Dec 29 '11 at 19:32

It seems you are trying to install a 32 bit program on a 64 bit ubuntu. You need to find 64 bit version of your program or try to use 32 bit version of ubuntu.

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With multiarch, you can (although a 64-bit version of the app is still probably preferable) – tumbleweed Dec 30 '11 at 8:57

If you have a 64-bit architecture, you can still install and run 32-bit programs if your processor supports it (which it probably does). To do so, run sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i yourpackage.deb.

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There's no question of processor support. Also, with multiarch, you mustn't --force-architecture – tumbleweed Dec 30 '11 at 8:59

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