This a question to clarify my different searching.

I have an Arm64, to be precise aarch64. Which is missing certain number of packages. I tried building from source but did not manage for all.

Therefore I read that I could install packages for armhf (arm32), and run them in my system, using schroot.

This seemed to work and the apt-get found the package I wanted!

But installing it, depends on alot of packages that I allready installed on aarch64.


this link tells that it should be possible to run 32 on 64, specifically stated for non-arm, so I guess this is transferable to ARM.

It also suggests that:

sudo apt-get install package:armhf should be solution however it does not seem like it finds that packages? Even when on the web they say they have armhf packages.


Is it possible to use armhf packages, on arm64?

Is it possible to "update" apt-get in schroot, such that it knows the packages installed for arm64?

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    Would you try sudo dpkg --add-architecture armhf to enable multiarch repositories then sudo apt-get update to update software list.
    – user.dz
    Jul 20, 2016 at 12:21
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    @Sneetsher seems to work as wanted. Only issue is now alot of dependencies are stuck not understanding which version they should use it seem, and purging is not possible. I will return next week with an update. THANKS
    – JTIM
    Jul 20, 2016 at 21:34


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