Debian – Depends: ia32-libs-i386 but it is not installable

by on Apr.08, 2015, under Linux (Ubuntu)

Installing the ia32-libs on a new virtual machine under Debian Wheezy turned out to be more difficult than I hoped it would be recently. The problem was that the OS was built for amd64 and the ia32-libs package is not (or no longer) available by default on more recent versions of Debian.

However, I got around by this issue by manually adding the i386 architecture to my package manager as follows:

dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install ia32-libs

The reason for doing so is, that amd64 distributions usually come with 64-bit packages whereis i386 involves 32-bit packages.

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