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caminoix 05-30-2005 01:57 AM

how to install ...i386.deb on amd64?
hello :)

i know that theoretically it should be possible to run 32-bit applications on amd64. however, when i try to install a 32-bit package on amd64, it keeps returning an "architecture error".
is there a way to recompile it or fool the system somehow?

or simply, how can i install flash plug-in for konqueror on kanotix64 (based on knoppix)?

masonm 05-30-2005 10:27 AM

Compile it from source

caminoix 05-30-2005 01:39 PM

sources are not always available. f.ex. the flash player or opera browser only comes as an installer / package which refuses to work.

jabka 05-20-2007 03:05 PM

two options :
using nsplugin or a chroot for other stuff

jag1506 03-25-2011 10:15 AM

This is an old post but I recently had to deal with this and the way I did it was using dpkg and forcing the architecture, you can check how I did it here:

Hope this help.

jmc1987 03-25-2011 10:31 AM

Well all though this threat is old I guess I will add a useful script here. This nice guy at wrote this good script/howto to install 64bit flash all though there are repos for it as well.

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