11 years ago
Has anyone had the problem that there favourite or useful tool has only got a 32-Bit deb file, and the maker was so lazy that they didn't make a 64-Bit deb file!
Well this is where it changes because it is possible (In Linux) to force an architecture (architecture being 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions of the OS).
First we are going to install some 32-Bit libraries which are needed to run 32-Bit applications:
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
and enter your password if it asks
cd 'Folder Location'
Were folder location is (Of course enter the folder location) or go to the folder, right click and click 'Open In Terminal'.
sudo dpkg -i - -force-architecture package.deb
And now it should have installed the application in your 64-Bit Linux Mint operting system!
(Warning: I'm not sure but the Application might glitch sometimes, I'm not exactly sure!)
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Hello. I am relatively new to Linux, so Can any one help with how to properly install those things in order to run 32 bit apps. I have LMDE-64bit, and I think I should do it, since I am unable to run Sentinella app, or maybe I am missing some packages. Thanks :-))
Other way, not sure if it's safer or not?
Starting with the 32bit .deb you downloaded all from terminal in this order.
sudo dpkg -i filename.deb
Will install with a few errors about missing files
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -f
Fixes dependency problems and all is well. This is how I install skype and it works brilliantly. I'm guessing that you only need to add the architecture once, from then on just do the apt-get update and the apt-get install -f on future 32bit debs you download.
no it didnt work for me
saying no command like sudo dpkg-i--force-architecture
This did not work for me
But This did
su -c "dpkg -i --force-architecture package.deb"
It's a shame we can't get apt, Synaptic, MintInstall, etc. to allow access to 32-bit repositories for packages that don't have 64-bit versions, or in cases where running the 32-bit version is preferred.