[Melbourne-pm] [OT] Seeking the 64-bit linux that's right for me
andrew at sericyb.com.au
Tue Nov 6 15:32:54 PST 2012
On Tue, Nov 06, 2012 at 04:26:57PM +0200, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> The reason why Debian and derivatives may not be as suitable for
> x86-64 is because I believe the x86-64 version does not allow you to
> easily install 32-bit i386 packages.
On Ubuntu 12.04 and later, you just add ":i386" to the package name when
using apt-get on the command line. I have a mixture of i386 and x64
packages on my desktop and run previously-installed 32-bit Java, Windows
(using Wine) and native Linux applications concurrently with 64-bit ones
just fine. The dependency management will usually install both
architectures automatically where required.
Hope that helps,
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