x86_64 vs i386
One of the problems I have is architecture related, synaptic thinks for
some unfathomable to me reason, that this is an i386 machine. But its
not, currently running kernel 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64, and no currently
installed 32 bit application has a problem.
But now all the browser coders have thrown i386 machines under the bus,
and I'm apparently stuck with the broken i386 stuff left behind.
How can I convince the package managers to search for x86_64 stuff in the
repos and install it.
All my reload the repo databse errors point to it looking for
non-existant i386 version of this or that, when obviously (to me at
least) I see no valid reason for refusing to install x86_64 stuff.
Or should I bite the bullet, go buy 2 new drives and do a fresh x86_64
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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