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 support for this kind of install planned or am I missing something?
Install 32-bit Compatibility Libraries
Have you tried installing the 32-bit libraries?
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
If that's installed, then navigate to the Chrome .deb package and use (to force installation):
sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i <name-of-package>.deb
And if things aren't working at first, try re-configuring the package manager:
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo dpkg --configure -a
Download Native 64-bit Google Chrome
Alternatively, you can just install the native 64-bit Chrome package from here at Google.
Just remember that Oneiric is still in Alpha, many things can go wrong; don't be surprised if it doesn't work initially!
The plans for multiarch support in Oneiric are here:
(It could likely be broken in the Alpha)
Multiarch is supported pretty well at this point (last time I tried was Beta 1). It's just that a package must be build with support for Multiarch. You can see whether a package was built for Multiarch by checking it dependencies for the
For a more in-depth answer on Multiarch, see Is it possible to have 32 bit libraries installed on a 64 bit system?
When I updated to Oneiric, I lost the ability to exec 32 bit bins. I was able to find the ia32-libs-multiarch package, which was what ultimately got me back and running.
aptitude install ia32-libs-multiarch led to some grotesque and unexpected dependency issues (particularly, it broke on libmysqlclient16.) Using the old
apt-get did the trick, however.