[kwlug-disc] 64 bit install

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Sep 25 00:10:43 EDT 2009


On Thu, 24 Sep 2009, Rashkae wrote:

> unsolicited wrote:
> >
> > For the group: But 32-bit apps will run on a 64-bit install?
>
> sorta, kinda, maybe.
>
> You also need all 32-bit libraries for the apps.  These can all
> co-exist nicely on the same system, but if the app isn't packaged
> for your 64-bit distro, satisfying dependencies can be a chore.

  been there, done that.  the instant you install your first 32-bit
app on a 64-bit system, be prepared for a truckload of 32-bit
dependencies to be dumped in your lap.

rday
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