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Re: 32 bit pkg on amd64

lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca (Lennart Sorensen) writes:

> On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 09:36:54AM -0300, macdowell.smd@dpf.gov.br
> wrote:
>> can we run 32 bit pkg on amd64?
>> specifically I would like to run skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb
> You could probably force the arch (not recommended)

Not needed.

> You could install it in a 32bit chroot (works fine and lets you
> install needed libraries too if any)

Also not needed. Just install ia32-libs and unpack skype from skype.org
in any directory. It just works.

> You might be able to use dpkg-cross to convert the package and make it
> installable, although libraries would still be an issue.

> You could nag skype to get with the current reality and make a 64bit
> version.

AFAIK, they promised 64-bit linux support to come this year.

> Or you could choose to ignore the awfulness that is skype and use
> ekiga or something else standards commpliant and open source which
> doesn't use an awful secret p2p like protocol. :)


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