Questions that refer to the capability of a system to install and run applications of multiple different binary targets on the same system. For example running a 32bit linux application on a 64bit linux system.

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What happened to the ia32-libs package?

The ia32-libs package is no longer present in Ubuntu 12.04 repositories for a 64bit system. Are there any available replacement packages available for download?
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How can I switch a 32-bit installation to a 64-bit one?

I've got a 32-bit Ubuntu installation running on 64-bit hardware. Now that multi-arch has been implemented, I would like to switch to 64-bit without having to reinstall the OS. This is one of the ...
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Cannot install ia32-libs

I don't know why I can't install ia32-libs. It claims for a dependency that cannot be found on repos. junior@mediacenter:~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Why does my 64-bit system look for 32-bit repos?

I've got a 64-bit 12.10 install on my Laptop. When running apt-get update, it downloads package lists for 32-bit packages (as well as source and 64-bit package lists). Why does it look for 32-bit ...
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Can't run “dpkg --add-architecture i386” on 12.04 64-bit to run eclipse ADT

Running ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I am trying to follow the steps written at the end of this page under the Heading : Installing Android SDK compat libraries. I am doing it in order to solve this problem. ...
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How to disable multiarch support?

I don't want to install any i386 package. Is there any way to disable functionality?
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How to run 32-bit programs on a 64-bit system [duplicate]

Recently I upgraded my netbook to Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit from Ubuntu 13.04 beta 2 32-bit. I want to be able to run 32-bit programs (such as WPS, which is a clone of MS Office 2012) on my PC. How do I ...
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How do I install a 32-bit Java runtime on an amd64 server with multiarch?

I'm a long time Ubuntu user, but I haven't been following the community for the last several versions. I just did fresh default minimal amd64 install of Oneiric and I need a 32-bit JRE for a ...
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Does the multiarch feature in 11.10 mean the death of force--architecture installs?

Well does the multiarch feature of 11.10 mean 64bit users will be able to install 32bit '.debs' without resorting to the 'force--architecture' command?
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running a 32 bit .bin file on 64 bit Kubuntu

I am running a 64-bit version of Kubuntu 12.04. When trying to run a 32-bit .bin file I am getting the following error: $ ./jdevstudio11121install.bin ./jdevstudio11121install.bin: No such file or ...
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What is the status of multiarch for 11.10?

What is the planned status of Multiarch support in 11.10? In AMD64 Alpha 1, I attempted to install the i386 google chrome package using dpkg. The install failed citing architecture mismatches, Is ...
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Why can't I install “ia32-libs” (no candidate)?

I want to install eagle cadsoft 6.2.0 on Ubuntu 11.10, eagle is 32bit compatible so I need to install ia32-libs but its giving the following error: Package ia32-libs is not available, but is referred ...
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Unmet Dependencies when I try to install wine or skype

I have a dell inspiron 64 bit and I'm running both windows 7 and Ubuntu in dual boot I am having trouble installing skype and wine. When I try to install skype etc I get the following error: sudo ...
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Cannot install ia32-lib package

I have several programs that reuquire 32 bit packages (pointing to the ia32-lib package). However, when I try to install it, this happens. spirit@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Reading ...
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“Depends: ia32-libs-multiarch but it is not installable” - Solution

I noticed this on 12.10 trying to get the Android SDK working. For 64 bit versions, it is required to install: sudo apt-get install ia32-libs However, under 64bit 12.10, I got the following error: ...
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Installing 32 bit java now that ia32-sun-java6-bin is not available [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java 6/7 JRE or JDK? Prior to 11.10, I could install a 32 bit java side by side with the 64 bit versions using the package ...
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Cannot install Adobe or Skype due to ia32-libs error

I don't usually post on such forums, but I finally gave up on figuring out what's going on here and I need some help. I need to install Adobe Reader. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise x64 on Intel ...
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how to install 64bit packeges on my ubuntu 12.04 64bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot install ia32-libs when I try to install 64bit packages on ubuntu 12.04 64bit, package manager says : Error: Cannot install 'ia32-libs' and I tried to ...
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How do I fix a “Unknown configuration key `foreign-architecture' found in your `dpkg' configuration files.” error?

Always when I install something, I get the following error multiple times: Unknown configuration key 'foreign-architecture' found in your 'dpkg' configuration files. This warning will become a ...
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How can I switch a 64-bit installation to a 32-bit one?

I want to turn my 64-bit installation into a 32-bit one. So far, I've tried to install a 32-bit kernel using this command: sudo apt-get install linux-image:i386 linux-image-generic:i386 ...
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Can't install libpcap0.8-dev:i386 to compile 32bit App under 64bit environment [closed]

I am writing a little program which uses libpcap and my target machine is i386, while my dev machine is x86_64. Now, when I install libpcap0.8:i386, which works, I get under /usr/lib/i386_linux_gnu/ ...