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Old 09-21-2005, 04:55 PM   #1
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using dpkg to install packages for wrong architecture

This is ok if u have an amd64 processor because AMD has made it compatible with older 32bit software. But how do I do it?

debian:/home/sc# dpkg -i --force architecture
dpkg: error processing (--install):
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
dpkg: error processing --force (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing architecture (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:

I tried it with a hythen between the force and architecture as well doesn't work.

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Old 09-21-2005, 05:36 PM   #2
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Have you checked the checksums and made sure you got a complete correct download?
'dpkg --force-architecture -i <package>' should work.

Why not compile from source?

Old 09-23-2005, 04:22 AM   #3
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yeah it worked fine thanks


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