Re: ia32-libs alternatives
>>>>> On Fri, 7 Mar 2003 14:00:19 -0700, email@example.com (Bob Proulx) said:
Bob> Will all applications work this way out of the box? No. Any
Bob> application which needs files rooted in / will not find them.
Bob> For example, openoffice will look for /etc/openoffice and not
Bob> find it since it is really installed in
Bob> /woody-ia32/etc/openoffice in the install area.
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.)