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Old 09-16-2006, 06:03 PM   #1
dysenteryduke
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Vmplayer succes in amd64 distros? slamd64, arch linux


has any one had success with running vmplayer in 64 bit distros? I have tried slamd64 and arch linux 64 and have had no success with them. At work i run ubuntu amd64 and have vmplayer working fine, but i would like to use slamd or arch.

has any one had any luck?
 
Old 09-16-2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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The difference is multilib. With Ubuntu, it's a 64bit distro but it'll have /lib and /lib64 or /lib32, basically it has 32bit and 64bit libs installed, that way precompiled 32bit apps work and 64bit too. I only know about Arch64 but glibc is not multilib, so it's strictly 64bit and as such, 32bit apps won't run.

The only solutions are build a 32bit chroot (install Arch32 to another partition and chroot in) or perster VMware to release 64bit builds, something that probably won't happen for a long time.
 
  


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