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March 27, 2012
Installing x32 packages on x64 debian (or fix a dmd bug)
This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug, I  
hope others here have found a workaround.

I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to  
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile for  
-m32.
The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've found  
some "solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks, and I  
haven't gotten it working properly.
Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!

Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?
March 27, 2012
Re: Installing x32 packages on x64 debian (or fix a dmd bug)
Al 27/03/12 11:52, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
> This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug, I hope others here have found a workaround.
> 
> I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile for -m32.
> The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've found some "solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks, and I haven't gotten it working properly.
> Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!
> 
> Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?
> 

Hello simendsjo,

All deb packages at http://dlang.org/download.html includes both 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, so, on a debian-based x64 distro, just install the 64-bit deb, and You'll be able to compile to 32-bit just adding -m32 as argument.
Same situation for debian-based x32 distros, You can compile to 64-bit adding -m64 as argument. Of course, you'll not allowed to run a 64-bit binary on a x32 platform.

Best regards,
-- 
Jordi Sayol
March 27, 2012
Re: Installing x32 packages on x64 debian (or fix a dmd bug)
On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:18:45 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol@yahoo.es> wrote:

> Al 27/03/12 11:52, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
>> This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug, I  
>> hope others here have found a workaround.
>>
>> I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to  
>> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile  
>> for -m32.
>> The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've found  
>> some "solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks, and I  
>> haven't gotten it working properly.
>> Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!
>>
>> Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?
>>
>
> Hello simendsjo,
>
> All deb packages at http://dlang.org/download.html includes both 32-bit  
> and 64-bit libraries, so, on a debian-based x64 distro, just install the  
> 64-bit deb, and You'll be able to compile to 32-bit just adding -m32 as  
> argument.
> Same situation for debian-based x32 distros, You can compile to 64-bit  
> adding -m64 as argument. Of course, you'll not allowed to run a 64-bit  
> binary on a x32 platform.
>
> Best regards,

Thanks, but I was probably not very clear when writing the question.
DMD itself is not a problem (rather than the bug which forces me to only  
use 32-bit), it's all the packages available through the package manager -  
it only downloads 64-bit libraries.
If I want to use a c library, I need to find both the library and all it's  
dependencies as 32-bit libraries rather than just installing through the  
package manager.
It can be a tedious process..
March 27, 2012
Re: Installing x32 packages on x64 debian (or fix a dmd bug)
Al 27/03/12 12:40, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
> On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:18:45 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol@yahoo.es> wrote:
> 
>> Al 27/03/12 11:52, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
>>> This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug, I hope others here have found a workaround.
>>>
>>> I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile for -m32.
>>> The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've found some "solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks, and I haven't gotten it working properly.
>>> Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!
>>>
>>> Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?
>>>
>>
>> Hello simendsjo,
>>
>> All deb packages at http://dlang.org/download.html includes both 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, so, on a debian-based x64 distro, just install the 64-bit deb, and You'll be able to compile to 32-bit just adding -m32 as argument.
>> Same situation for debian-based x32 distros, You can compile to 64-bit adding -m64 as argument. Of course, you'll not allowed to run a 64-bit binary on a x32 platform.
>>
>> Best regards,
> 
> Thanks, but I was probably not very clear when writing the question.
> DMD itself is not a problem (rather than the bug which forces me to only use 32-bit), it's all the packages available through the package manager - it only downloads 64-bit libraries.

This is not strictly truth. dmd deb packages installs, among others, "gcc-multilib", witch make possible to compile to 32-bit in x64 platform and vice versa .

> If I want to use a c library, I need to find both the library and all it's dependencies as 32-bit libraries rather than just installing through the package manager.
> It can be a tedious process..
> 

If you want to run a 32-bit program on a x64, install "ia32-libs" and all its dependencies, through the package manager.

Best regards,
-- 
Jordi Sayol
March 27, 2012
Re: Installing x32 packages on x64 debian (or fix a dmd bug)
On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:24:06 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol@yahoo.es> wrote:

> Al 27/03/12 12:40, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
>> On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:18:45 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol@yahoo.es>  
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Al 27/03/12 11:52, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
>>>> This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug,  
>>>> I hope others here have found a workaround.
>>>>
>>>> I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to  
>>>> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile  
>>>> for -m32.
>>>> The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've  
>>>> found some "solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks,  
>>>> and I haven't gotten it working properly.
>>>> Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!
>>>>
>>>> Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Hello simendsjo,
>>>
>>> All deb packages at http://dlang.org/download.html includes both  
>>> 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, so, on a debian-based x64 distro, just  
>>> install the 64-bit deb, and You'll be able to compile to 32-bit just  
>>> adding -m32 as argument.
>>> Same situation for debian-based x32 distros, You can compile to 64-bit  
>>> adding -m64 as argument. Of course, you'll not allowed to run a 64-bit  
>>> binary on a x32 platform.
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>
>> Thanks, but I was probably not very clear when writing the question.
>> DMD itself is not a problem (rather than the bug which forces me to  
>> only use 32-bit), it's all the packages available through the package  
>> manager - it only downloads 64-bit libraries.
>
> This is not strictly truth. dmd deb packages installs, among others,  
> "gcc-multilib", witch make possible to compile to 32-bit in x64 platform  
> and vice versa .
>
>> If I want to use a c library, I need to find both the library and all  
>> it's dependencies as 32-bit libraries rather than just installing  
>> through the package manager.
>> It can be a tedious process..
>>
>
> If you want to run a 32-bit program on a x64, install "ia32-libs" and  
> all its dependencies, through the package manager.
>
> Best regards,

I have ia32-libs, but say I want to install mysql? I can only get x64  
versions thourgh the package manager. Trying to download and install  
32-bit .deps says it's conflicting with the installed x64 library.
March 27, 2012
Re: Installing x32 packages on x64 debian (or fix a dmd bug)
Al 27/03/12 15:03, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
> On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:24:06 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol@yahoo.es> wrote:
> 
>> Al 27/03/12 12:40, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
>>> On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:18:45 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol@yahoo.es> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Al 27/03/12 11:52, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
>>>>> This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug, I hope others here have found a workaround.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile for -m32.
>>>>> The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've found some "solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks, and I haven't gotten it working properly.
>>>>> Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!
>>>>>
>>>>> Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hello simendsjo,
>>>>
>>>> All deb packages at http://dlang.org/download.html includes both 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, so, on a debian-based x64 distro, just install the 64-bit deb, and You'll be able to compile to 32-bit just adding -m32 as argument.
>>>> Same situation for debian-based x32 distros, You can compile to 64-bit adding -m64 as argument. Of course, you'll not allowed to run a 64-bit binary on a x32 platform.
>>>>
>>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Thanks, but I was probably not very clear when writing the question.
>>> DMD itself is not a problem (rather than the bug which forces me to only use 32-bit), it's all the packages available through the package manager - it only downloads 64-bit libraries.
>>
>> This is not strictly truth. dmd deb packages installs, among others, "gcc-multilib", witch make possible to compile to 32-bit in x64 platform and vice versa .
>>
>>> If I want to use a c library, I need to find both the library and all it's dependencies as 32-bit libraries rather than just installing through the package manager.
>>> It can be a tedious process..
>>>
>>
>> If you want to run a 32-bit program on a x64, install "ia32-libs" and all its dependencies, through the package manager.
>>
>> Best regards,
> 
> I have ia32-libs, but say I want to install mysql? I can only get x64 versions thourgh the package manager. Trying to download and install 32-bit .deps says it's conflicting with the installed x64 library.
> 

Ok, then you can try chroot command into a directory created with debootstrap. Also you can install a debian-based x32 distro onto a virtualbox machine.

Best regards,
-- 
Jordi Sayol
March 27, 2012
Re: Installing x32 packages on x64 debian (or fix a dmd bug)
On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:11:38 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol@yahoo.es> wrote:

> Al 27/03/12 15:03, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
>>
>> I have ia32-libs, but say I want to install mysql? I can only get x64  
>> versions thourgh the package manager. Trying to download and install  
>> 32-bit .deps says it's conflicting with the installed x64 library.
>>
>
> Ok, then you can try chroot command into a directory created with  
> debootstrap. Also you can install a debian-based x32 distro onto a  
> virtualbox machine.
>
> Best regards,

Thanks. The virtualbox solution seems quite simple - I'll go for that one.
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