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Re: native 32 bit binaries on amd64

On Thursday 15 June 2006 19:18, edwardsa wrote:
> While I understand that to keep a  purely 64-bit environment some
> recommend that AMD64 users set up a chrooted environment, I would like
> to know:
> 1. The practical disadvantages of installing the ia-32 libraries to run,
> for example, open office

Very few, if any. Things like links between mime-types and applications might 
be unable to work in case of a sophisticated graphic environment.

> 2. After I have installed the ia-32 libraries, how to install the 32-bit
> binaries for open office.
> Thanks,
> Art Edwards

Add lines like the following to your .bashrc : (ia32 is the symbolic name to 
the chrooted environment ; see man dchroot for option d)

alias openoffice-1='LC_ALL=fr_FR.UTF-8 dchroot -c ia32 -d /usr/bin/openoffice'

alias mozilla-ia32='dchroot -c ia32 -d /usr/bin/firefox'

alias googleearth='dchroot -c ia32 -d /home/jmt/local/bin/googleearth'

alias geomview-ia32='dchroot -c ia32 -d /usr/bin/geomview'

See also amd64 how-to :

Hope this helps

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