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Old 02-21-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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chroot debian 32 bits on amd64 debootstrap error.

I am trying to build a chroot to have 32bits application on a amd64 arch. but when I try the debootstrap command i get this error that I am unable to get through;

here it is:
debootstrap --verbose --arch=i386 sid /var/chroot/sid-ia32
I: Retrieving Release
E: Invalid Release file, no entry for main/binary-i386/Packages

then i tried this solution:

and i progressed but stopped again at one error :
E: can't find checksum for packages file.

any input towards a solution would be enourmous.

thank you.
Old 02-22-2011, 09:03 AM   #2
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I take it you do know you don't need to run a chroot to run 32bit applications on a 64bit machine anymore?.

Try the following:

aptitude install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:20 AM   #3
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actually i would have loved to chroot in order to install wine 32 bits for some apps i'd love to test and that they don't run with wine 64bits.

maybe i should have stated that from the beginning! sorry for any confusion.


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