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Re: Instead of chroot for i386

On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 11:26:02 -0700, Bob Proulx wrote:

>> /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib in my ldconfig, and running openoffice works 
>> fine without having to chroot or anything.
> Running it outside the chroot needs a symlink.  See this thread.
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-ia64/2003/03/msg00012.html
> But it works fine with the symlink in place.

Thanks a lot, Bob! That's a very insightful post -- just what I was hoping
to achieve... save me tons of trials and errors.

How about david's tip on 'no-need-symlinks'?

| If you use /emul/ia32-linux/ instead of /woody-ia32, you don't need
| any of this symlink magic.  For x86 apps, the kernel will
| automatically check for a file in /emul/ia32-linux before trying to
| open it starting from root.  (Details are in my book on page 464.)

Do you have new updates on that? Have you run a strace to verify? 

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