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Re: libc6-i386 vs libc6:i386 (for vpn client)

On 1 December 2014 at 23:15, Andrei POPESCU <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Vi, 28 nov 14, 12:50:56, Ross Boylan wrote:
>> Judging from https://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/HOWTO, which doesn't
>> seem current but is all I could find, if I'm on the amd64 architecture
>> and want to support i386 I should expect to get packages like
>> libc6:i386.  There are a number of other packages that seem to have
>> versions for 32 bit without needing to specify an architecture suffix,
>> e.g. lib32z1 (32 bit version of zlib1g I think).
>> Further, I have those packages though I don't think I installed them explicitly.
> If I'm not mistaken such packages will be disappearing in the future,
> don't concern yourself too much with them.
>> Finally, I have not issued the command
>> dpkg --add-architecture i386
>> though the wiki made it sound as if I would need to to get 32 bit libs.
>> Could anyone explain what is going on and what I need to do so I can
>> run a 32 bit app?  I'm trying to install Juniper Networks proprietary
>> client, which includes a 32 bit library binary without the source.
> The basic steps to install a proprietary 32 bit application on an amd64
> install would be
>     dpkg --add-architecture i386
>     apt-get update
>     dpkg -i proprietary.deb

.deb... ?

Ross - are you trying to install JN Net Connect Java client for SA?

If so - Andrei's suggestions are correct, additionally:-
;making sure you install the 64-bit JRE (either Open or Oracle)
;likewise Iceweasel and it's Java
;you'll need ia32-libs and (the 32-bit versions of) libxtst6 libxi6
libstdc++6 libxext6 libxrender1 lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0
# cp /etc/resolv.conf{,.bak}
before connecting to keep you original settings

>     # if dpkg complains about missing dependencies
>     apt-get install -f # short for --fix-broken
> Kind regards,
> Andrei
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Kind regards

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