Hi, I want to install a package provided by a commercial company.
Namely QFinder from QNAP who make NAS units.
I have wheezy installed on an amd64 system. The QFinder README says:
For 64bit OS
a. Please following the instruction below to install ia32 package on your system.
$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
$ sudo apt-get install libjpeg62:i386
$ sudo apt-get install appmenu-gtk:i386
b. Untar the package QFinder-[version].[date].tar.gz
$ tar -xvf QFinder-[version].[date].tar.gz
I am used to synaptic so looked for ia32-libs. Marking it for installation gave a red square and a `broken' message. The text said:
This is a transitional package used to migrate the ia32-libs package
to true multiarch. It can be removed once nothing on the system
depends on it.
This package requires multiarch to be enabled before it can be
installed, use "dpkg --add-architecture i386".
So, ok, but I can see that multiarch-support is already installed.
Anyway, I did dpkg --add-architecture i386 as su
I got the command line back immediately and nothing seems to have changed. And no error message.
`Force version' is greyed out in the menu.
Can someone help me with this? I am fairly new to Debian, having been seduced by ubuntu for many years.
I am pretty sure that the QFinder package has only appeared in the last few months.
I see posts by Johnsfine in Feb 2011 that sound relevant but surely a problem like that would have been fixed by now?