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Old 09-01-2016, 11:06 AM   #1
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32 bit libraries for kali linux 64 bit


how do i install 32 bit libraries on kali linux 64 bit?
actually i wanted to install steam on kali linux but when i run it, says the error that 32 bit libraries lib.so.6 is missing!
 
Old 09-01-2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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steam on kali linux
http://docs.kali.org/introduction/sh...use-kali-linux
 
Old 09-01-2016, 12:34 PM   #3
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i was hoping for a solution.
 
Old 09-01-2016, 12:42 PM   #4
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And ondoho linked to the solution. If you want to run steam, don't run Kali. Kali is designed for penetration testing, NOT for everyday desktop usage, not for playing games. It's pretty simple, Kali is really meant for live usage only, not to be installed (even though it can be).
 
Old 09-01-2016, 12:49 PM   #5
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i was hoping for a solution.

Because I was curious, let me quote directly from the URL that @ondoho posted:

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A minimal and trusted set of repositories: given the aims and goals of Kali Linux, maintaining the integrity of the system as a whole is absolutely key. With that goal in mind, the set of upstream software sources which Kali uses is kept to an absolute minimum. Many new Kali users are tempted to add additional repositories to their sources.list, but doing so runs a very serious risk of breaking your Kali Linux installation.
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Trying to install Steam on your Kali Linux desktop is an experiment that will not end well. Even getting a package as mainstream as NodeJS onto a Kali Linux installation can take a little extra effort and tinkering.

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Old 09-01-2016, 05:38 PM   #6
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i was hoping for a solution.
The basics of using multiarch on Debian-based distros: https://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/HOWTO
That doesn't mean it's a good idea, but it's ultimately your choice...
 
Old 09-01-2016, 05:43 PM   #7
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Kali runs as root, only very inexperienced or totally dumb would connect with it to the internet for everyday tasks.
 
Old 09-01-2016, 05:51 PM   #8
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pentest the kali repos, duh
 
Old 09-02-2016, 12:24 AM   #9
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ty for the efforts guys but i installed it!
run the command : apt-get install ia32z1
the 32 bit libraries will then be installed!
then we can run steam and all its games available on linux.
 
Old 09-02-2016, 02:12 PM   #10
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play games as root ?????
 
Old 09-03-2016, 09:48 AM   #11
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can anyone please explain why should i not play games as root?
:/
 
Old 09-03-2016, 10:27 AM   #12
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Because you shouldn't do anything as root that's not ABSOLUTELY necessary. Doing things as root allows for viri, malware, broken systems, etc. etc. etc. It's the very reason unix systems were set up with non-privelaged users. And it's the reason Kali makes it so difficult to use it as a desktop os, because they DON'T WANT it to be used as a desktop os because of the security holes inherent (but required) in a system that has only a root user.
 
Old 09-03-2016, 10:45 AM   #13
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tysm bro!
i m just in love with the community here! such supportive.
 
Old 09-03-2016, 11:00 AM   #14
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We are very supportive. We can't help you want to use something as a desktop system that the DEVElOPERS specifically DON'T WANT users using as a desktop system due to their focus and how they developed it, and therefore the glaring security holes in the system. It's the reason Kali has no wireless drivers by default. Why networking is turned off by default. The developers don't want it to be a desktop system. They have come out and said those exact words.
 
Old 09-03-2016, 12:11 PM   #15
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now that i have decided to get myself a new os, i m much confused between pacman based arch linux and debian based deepin linux.
i loved the level of customization in arch linux but i havent been really used to a pacman based os whereas, i liked the look and feel of deepin os and its debian based. i just want to know is pacman based os drastically different in terms of commands compared to a debian based os?
 
  


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