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Basically simple question: is it possible to install 32-bit libraries on my 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box? I need to run an app which requires 32-bit support.

The information found on this forum is all about older versions, and I as not able to filter out all static.

If those libraries are still supported, how do I then get those installed on my box? So far what I tried only led to errors like "Package 'ia32-libs' has no installation candidate" or "Failed to fetch".

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  • Well, those threads are all about previous versions. I'm looking for the 14.04 LTS approach. Haven't found THE answer yet. – Patrick Simon Sep 12 '14 at 6:02
  • Is all the same. Nothing has changed. – Braiam Sep 12 '14 at 13:24

It appeared that the following commands were working for me:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386

I found it here: How to run 32-bit app in Ubuntu 64-bit?

  • sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 was the extra command I needed to access i386 libraries – Colonel Panic Dec 9 '16 at 21:12

You can install 32 bits package with this command: sudo apt-get install package:i386
I think you have to begin with this one: sudo apt-get install libstdc++6:i386

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