32bit libs for ubilinux3

DarekDarek New Member Posts: 5
Hi All,
Did anybody install (successfully) support for 32bit applications? It seems that they are missing in the current distribution.
I tried:
1. dpkg --add-architecture i386 -> OK
2. apt-get update -> Failed with the following message
W: Failed to fetch http://ubilinux.org/ubilinux/dists/ubilinux3-upboard/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

I have an application that is 32bit only, and it cannot be ported to 64bit system.

Any ideas how to solve it?



  • Javier ArteagaJavier Arteaga Emutex Posts: 163 mod
    Hi Maksimiuk,

    We don't build any 32bit packages for ubilinux right now, but our expectation is that the Debian 32-bit libs should mostly work (we don't provide our own libc for example).

    Your APT update error messages make sense (as the ubilinux repo indeed doesn't advertise any i386 packages). Have you checked that this actually prevents you from installing 32-bit libs afterwards?

    If you can't (or if you can, but you still want to silence the errors anyway) you could try adding a new file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ (instead of using dpkg --add-architecture) with arch-qualified source lines:
    deb [arch=i386] http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free

    You can dpkg --remove-architecture i386 afterwards if this works.

    Hope that helps!
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