Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Sep 2009 23:45 UTC, submitted by Andrew Weber
Fedora Core "If you're running newer hardware, there are some definite advantages to installing a 64-bit operating system. But, if you still need to run any 32-bit applications, you'll need to have the 32-bit support libraries installed. Different Linux distros handle this in different ways. For 64-bit Ubuntu, finding the proper 32-bit support packages is a simple matter of opening up the Synaptic Package Manager, and searching for the string 'ia32'. With 64-bit openSuSE, 32-bit support is already built-in, so you don't have to do anything. With Fedora, though, it's a whole different story. Not only are the 32-bit packages not already installed, the Fedora folk don't provide any documentation on how to install them. The directions I found via Google were outdated, and wouldn't work. I finally resolved the problem by sking a Red Hat employee in my local Linux Users Group."
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by Maners on Sat 5th Sep 2009 01:10 UTC
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Isn't it much easier to just yum install packagename.i386 (or i586 in Fedora 11 and i686 in Fedora 12)? I have never had to deal with any of the issues mentioned in the article and I run 64bit arch since like 5 years. If I want to install e.g acrobat reader I just simply download the 32bit rpm from Adobe site, double-click it and PackageKit installs all needed 32bit dependencies..

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RE: What?
by kenji on Sat 5th Sep 2009 05:43 in reply to "What?"
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..installs all needed 32bit dependencies..

As far as I know that is correct, assuming the application is 32bit only and is in a repo. There should be no need to have 32bit support if you are not running anything 32bit.

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