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Ralf Mardorf 12-13-2009 10:33 AM

SOLVED 64 bit vs 32 bit - The /usr/lib32 issue can be solved by a command called "getlibs"
Hi :)

this might help everyone who has got trouble because of 32 bit vs 64
bit, it isn't just to solve the trouble for the application Unstoppable
Copier, but I guess to solve trouble for a lot of other applications too.

I downloaded Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier as x86_64 version from, but there's a problem,
because it anyhow needs a 32 bit lib.

Because the installed lib was missing, as a test I added this invalid
link ...

spinymouse-sudo@64studio:~/Download$ ./unstopcp --help
./unstopcp: error while loading shared libraries: wrong
spinymouse-sudo@64studio:~/Download$ ls -al /usr/lib32/libqt-mt*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 2009-12-13 11:43 /usr/lib32/ ->

... just to know if it expect a 32 bit lib in this directory. After the
test I deleted the link.

I still have got a 32 bit chroot for my 64 Studio 3.0-beta3, but I
prefer a way to install 32 bit libs to the regular installation.

Searching the web I found information:

"Also never, ever, ever force install 32bit libraries. They could
overwrite existing 64bit libraries and make your system unstable.

You can use getlibs <> to
safely install 32bit software, forcing an application is ok, bu never
libraries." (

So I get getlibs and tested it ...

spinymouse-sudo@64studio:~/Download$ sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb
Selecting previously deselected package getlibs.
(Reading database ... 173799 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking getlibs (from getlibs-all.deb) ...
Setting up getlibs (2.06) ...
spinymouse-sudo@64studio:~/Download$ sudo getlibs -l libqt-mt
libqt-mt: libqt3-mt
The following i386 packages will be installed:
Continue [Y/n]? y
Downloading ...
Installing libraries ...

... and now I can launch Unstoppable Copier, btw. Unstoppable Copier has
got no --help option ;).

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