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Old 02-27-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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using packages of 32 bit system on 64 ubuntu will it work

I am having some confusion.For development work I needed
following packages

bcc bin86 gawk bridge-utils iproute libcurl3 libcurl4-openssl-dev bzip2 module-init-tools transfig tgif texinfo texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-recommended texlive-fonts-extra texlive-fonts-recommended pciutils-dev mercurial build-essential make gcc libc6-dev zlib1g-dev python python-dev python-twisted libncurses5-dev patch libvncserver-dev libsdl-dev libjpeg62-dev iasl libbz2-dev e2fslibs-dev git-core uuid-dev ocaml libx11-dev bison flex
I until now was using them on a 32 bit system.Ubuntu 10.04.
Here I am switching the computer to 64 bit and want to build same environment how ever my confusion is above packages are approximately 430 Mb and are present in /var/cache/apt/archives on my 32 bit system.Can I transfer those to my 64 bit system and use or there is a difference in packages for 32 bit and 64 bit and I should be using a fresh install on the 64 bit system.
I am not clear with this part.
Old 02-27-2011, 02:49 PM   #2
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I highly advise not to just move those packages over, just install them from your package manager. 32 bit files are different from 64 bit files, read for a good explanation.

As far as your 32 bit programs though, try to find the packages in your package manager. If all else fails, then yes you can install 32 bit programs. You can always run 32 bit applications on 64 bit systems, I just recommend using a 64 bit version if it is made for the platform. Hope that helps. Cheers,



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