Multilib, the hard way?
tryan2 at rochester.rr.com
Sat Nov 26 19:00:06 PST 2005
Ken Moffat wrote:
> I don't claim to be an expert in these things (it's taken me 5 or 6
> weeks to install a 32-bit firefox (and plugins) on a multilib system,
> and it will probably take me another 5 weeks to document it 8-( ) but if
> you really want to run 32-bit software, why don't you just build
> multilib ? [ yeah, I know, adding --libdir=/usr/lib64 is a PITA ]
Well, I've already got a this system up and running and I don't want to
abandon it, if that's what you mean. My plan is to attempt to
restructure a few parts of this system to support multilib, just in the
limited fashion I need it.
> The only obvious dependency (from looking at the winehq pages, and
> failing to find a list of dependencies) is X. I have zero experience of
> trying to use a 32-bit X in a non-standard directory (although it does
> sound attractive - I like 32-bit browser plugins, but I don't trust
> them), but you will need 32-bit X libraries, and for those you'll need
> 32-bit png, expat, fontconfig, freetype.
This all does make my plan sound tricky. It may mean I end up building
in full 32-bit support anyway. That's kind of ironic, but I guess I
really build the pure 64-bit system just to learn. Maybe now I get to do
some more of that.
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