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{{Article summary start}}
 
{{Article summary text|
 
This article presents one way of running 32-bit applications, which may be of use to those who do not wish to install the lib32-* libraries from the multilib repository and instead prefer to isolate 32bit applications. The approach involves creating a "chroot jail" to handle 32-bit apps.}}
 
{{Article summary end}}
 
 
 
==Install the Base 32-bit System==
 
1. Create the directory:
 
{{bc|mkdir /opt/arch32}}
 
 
 
2. Generate temporary [[pacman]] configuration files for chroot:
 
{{bc|sed -e 's/\$arch/i686/g' /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist > /opt/arch32/mirrorlist
 
sed -e 's@/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist@/opt/arch32/mirrorlist@g' /etc/pacman.conf > /opt/arch32/pacman.conf}}
 
These files would conflict with the normal pacman files, which will be installed in the later steps. For this reason they must be put ''into'' a temporary location ({{ic|/opt/arch32}} is used here). Remember to delete/comment the multilib repo, if you have enable it, in the {{ic|/opt/arch32/pacman.conf}} file
 
 
 
The  {{ic|--root}} switch in the pacman command below will create {{ic|/var/log/pacman.log}} and {{ic|/var/lib/pacman/db.lck}} inside {{ic|/opt/arch32}}. The pacman log will be {{ic|/opt/arch32/var/log/pacman.log}} and will ''not'' interfere with the native 64-bit installation. There is no need for a {{ic|LogFile}} directive in {{ic|/etc/pacman.conf}} or a {{ic|--logfile}} switch.
 
 
 
The {{ic|--cachedir}} switch is for the package to be cached in {{ic|/opt/arch32/var/cache/pacman/pkg}} instead of {{ic|/var/cache/pacman/pkg}}.
 
 
 
Use the {{ic|--config}} switch to tell pacman to use the configuration file generated above, rather than {{ic|/etc/pacman.conf}}.
 
 
 
3. Create the directory, just to be sure:
 
mkdir -p /opt/arch32/var/{cache/pacman/pkg,lib/pacman}
 
 
 
3b. Edit 'Architecture' for pacman >= 3.4
 
 
 
# In /opt/arch32/pacman.conf
 
# Architecture=auto
 
Architecture=i686
 
 
 
3c. Users following the Arch installer method will have a line at the top of {{ic|/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist}} similar to:
 
{{bc|1=# Mirror used during installation
 
Server = http://mirror.rit.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64}}
 
 
 
The 'sed' command above searches for instances of '$arch' and replaces them with 'i686'. Unfortunately, since this installation mirror is explicitly set as x86_64, it is not replaced and will cause issues. Either comment it out or change it like so:
 
{{bc|1=Server = http://mirror.rit.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/i686}}
 
 
 
4. Sync pacman:
 
pacman --root /opt/arch32 --cachedir /opt/arch32/var/cache/pacman/pkg --config /opt/arch32/pacman.conf -Sy
 
 
 
5. Install the base and optionally base-devel groups:
 
pacman --root /opt/arch32 --cachedir /opt/arch32/var/cache/pacman/pkg --config /opt/arch32/pacman.conf -S base base-devel
 
{{Note|For minimal arch32 chroot installation following packages are sufficient: bash, coreutils, filesystem, grep, gzip, licenses, sed, pacman and file.}}
 
 
 
 
 
Optionally remove the temporary pacman configuration files.
 
 
 
rm /opt/arch32/{mirrorlist,pacman.conf}
 
 
 
6. To use the newly installed pacman, uncomment some mirrors in {{ic|/opt/arch32/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist}} and make any other desired changes to the new pacman installation. 
 
 
 
7. Edit your /opt/arch32/etc/pacman.conf and change that Architecture from auto back to i686.
 
 
 
== Create an Arch32 Daemon Init Script ==
 
 
 
{{Warning|This included script does not change anything outside the 32-bit directory.  However, you will be creating hard links to your base system's configuration files and also mounting your home and other directories inside the 32-bit install directory.  Thus, mistaken settings in the linked configuration files or carelessly removing all or part of the locally mounted directories can inflict catastrophic damage to your base system.}}
 
 
 
To initiate the 32-bit environment at startup, create the following init script {{ic|/etc/rc.d/arch32}}:
 
 
 
{{bc|<nowiki>#!/bin/bash
 
 
 
. /etc/rc.conf
 
. /etc/rc.d/functions
 
 
 
# Add '/var/run /var/lib/dbus' to the list to enable pulseaudio.
 
dirs=(/dev /dev/pts /dev/shm /tmp /home)
 
 
 
case $1 in
 
    start)
 
        stat_busy "Starting Arch32 chroot"
 
        for d in "${dirs[@]}"; do
 
        mount -o bind $d /opt/arch32$d
 
        done
 
        mount -t proc none /opt/arch32/proc
 
        mount -t sysfs none /opt/arch32/sys
 
        add_daemon arch32
 
        stat_done
 
        ;;
 
    stop)
 
        stat_busy "Stopping Arch32 chroot"
 
        for (( i = ${#dirs[@]} - 1; i >= 0; i-- )); do
 
        umount "/opt/arch32${dirs[i]}"
 
        done
 
        umount /opt/arch32/{proc,sys}
 
        rm_daemon arch32
 
        stat_done
 
        ;;
 
    restart)
 
        $0 stop
 
        sleep 1
 
        $0 start
 
        ;;
 
    *)
 
        echo "usage: $0 {start|stop|restart}"
 
esac
 
exit 0</nowiki>}}
 
A version of the script for Gentoo Linux (OpenRC) is available here: http://pastebin.com/kHt3440j
 
 
 
Then allow execution of the script:
 
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/arch32
 
 
 
And add it to {{ic|/etc/rc.conf}}:
 
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng network netfs '''arch32''' crond)
 
 
 
==Configure the new system==
 
===Configuration files===
 
Key configuration files should be copied over:
 
 
 
cd /opt/arch32/etc
 
 
cp /etc/passwd* .
 
cp /etc/shadow* .
 
cp /etc/group* .
 
cp /etc/sudoers .  # note: you'll need to install sudo before creating this entry, or sudo will refuse to install
 
 
cp /etc/rc.conf .
 
cp /etc/resolv.conf .
 
 
cp /etc/localtime .
 
cp /etc/locale.gen .
 
cp /etc/profile.d/locale.sh profile.d
 
 
cp /etc/vimrc .
 
cp /etc/mtab .
 
cp /etc/sudoers .
 
Be sure to include the "." character.
 
 
 
=== Configure the chroot ===
 
Chroot into the new system:
 
/etc/rc.d/arch32 start
 
xhost +SI:localuser:usernametogiveaccesstogoeshere
 
chroot /opt/arch32
 
 
 
It is recommended to use a custom bash prompt inside the 32-bit chroot installation in order to differentiate from the regular system. You can, for example, add a ''ARCH32'' string to the ''PS1'' variable defined in {{ic|~/.bashrc}}.  In fact, the default Debian .bashrc prompt string contains appropriate logic to report whether the working directory is within a chroot.
 
 
 
Before continuing, keep in mind that the file {{ic|/etc/pacman.conf}} from the 32-bit environment is the default one.  Make sure to uncomment some mirrors in {{ic|/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist}}.
 
 
 
Fix possible locale issues:
 
/usr/sbin/locale-gen
 
 
 
Install the needed packages including apps, fonts, etc. for example:
 
 
 
pacman -S acroread opera
 
pacman -S firefox
 
pacman -S flashplugin
 
pacman -S mplayer-plugin
 
 
 
Regain space by removing some unnecessary packages.
 
 
 
{{Warning| This cleanup is for the '''32-bit''' root environment and must then be done inside it NOT the native 64-bit environment!}}
 
 
 
The following shows recommended packages for removal:
 
 
 
pacman -Rd linux mkinitcpio
 
pacman -R dhcpcd ppp xfsprogs reiserfsprogs jfsutils syslog-ng logrotate lvm2 wpa_supplicant pcmciautils
 
 
 
Also consider regularly clearing out pacman's cache:
 
pacman -Scc
 
 
 
== Install and Configure Schroot ==
 
 
 
Install "schroot" to the native '''64-bit''' installation:
 
pacman -S schroot
 
 
 
Edit {{ic|/etc/schroot/schroot.conf}}, and create an ''[Arch32]'' section.
 
 
 
[Arch32]
 
type=directory
 
profile=arch32
 
description=Arch32
 
directory=/opt/arch32
 
users=user1,user2,user3
 
groups=users
 
root-groups=root
 
personality=linux32
 
aliases=32,default
 
 
 
Optionally edit {{ic|/etc/schroot/arch32/mount}} to match the mounts created within {{ic|/etc/rc.d/arch32}}.
 
 
 
== Using Schroot to run a 32-bit application ==
 
 
 
The general syntax for calling an application ''inside'' the chroot is:
 
 
 
schroot -p -- htop
 
 
 
In this example, htop is called from within the 32-bit environment.
 
 
 
==Troubleshooting==
 
 
 
===Compilation and installing===
 
Ensure the desired options are set in the local {{ic|/etc/makepkg.conf}}.
 
 
 
Some packages may require a {{ic|--host}} flag be added to the ./configure script in the PKBUILD:
 
./configure --host="i686-pc-linux" ...
 
This is the case when the build makes use of values (for example, the output of the {{ic|uname}} command) inherited from your base system.
 
 
 
You may need to give users write access to your chroot's /dev/null to stop some scripts from failing:
 
chmod 666 /dev/null
 
 
 
===Video issues===
 
If you get:
 
X Error of failed request: BadLength (poly request too large or internal Xlib length error)
 
while trying to run an application that requires video acceleration, make sure you have installed appropriate video drivers in your chroot. For example,
 
pacman -S nvidia
 
 
 
===Sound in flash (youtube, etc.)===
 
 
 
To get sound from the flash player in Firefox, open a terminal and chroot inside the 32-bit system:
 
chroot /opt/arch32
 
 
 
From there, install alsa-oss:
 
pacman -S alsa-oss
 
 
 
Then type:
 
export FIREFOX_DSP="aoss"
 
 
 
Every chroot into the 32-bit system will require this export command to be entered so it may be best to incorporate it into a script.
 
 
 
Finally, launch Firefox.
 
 
 
For [[Wine]] this works the same way. The package alsa-oss will also install the alsa libs required by [[Wine]] to output sound.
 
 
 
==Tips and tricks==
 
===Java in a chroot===
 
See [[Java]] for installation instructions.
 
 
 
After installing, adjust the path to get Java working:
 
export PATH="/opt/java/bin/:$PATH"
 
===arch32-light===
 
Xyne has created a package that installs a minimalist 32-bit chroot as described above. More information can be found [http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=97629 on the forum] and [http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/arch32-light on the project page].
 
 
 
===Allowing 32-bit applications access to 64-bit Pulseaudio===
 
 
 
Add these lines in {{ic|/etc/rc.d/arch32}}, above {{ic|add_daemon arch32}}:
 
mount --bind /var/run /opt/arch32/var/run
 
mount --bind /var/lib/dbus /opt/arch32/var/lib/dbus
 
 
 
And above {{ic|rm_daemon arch32}}:
 
umount /opt/arch32/var/run
 
umount /opt/arch32/var/lib/dbus
 
 
 
More information is available at the [[Pulseaudio]] article, especially the section on [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio#Pulseaudio_from_within_a_chroot_.28ex._32-bit_chroot_in_64-bit_install.29 Pulseaudio from within a chroot].
 
 
 
===Enabling sound in Firefox===
 
Open a text editor and save the following in {{ic|/usr/bin/firefox32}} as root:
 
#!/bin/sh
 
schroot -p firefox $1;export FIREFOX_DSP="aoss"
 
 
 
Make it executable:
 
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/firefox32
 
 
 
Now you can make an alias for Firefox, if desired:
 
alias firefox="firefox32"
 
 
 
Add this to the end of file {{ic|~/.bashrc}} and source it to enable its usage. Or you can just change all your desktop environment's launchers to firefox32 if you still want 64-bit Firefox to be available.
 
 
 
===Enabling 3D acceleration===
 
In case you want to run any 32 bit application under your chroot with 3D acceleration (e.g. WINE, native 32 bit games) you simply need to install the corresponding libs as under your "native" arch.
 
 
 
For an ATI card using the radeon driver this could be:
 
pacman -S xf86-video-ati libgl ati-dri
 
 
 
For more informations on how to set up your graphic adapter refer to:
 
 
 
[[ATI]]
 
 
 
[[Intel]]
 
 
 
[[NVIDIA]]
 
 
 
Your can easily check if you have 3D rendering within the 32 bit chroot by installing mesa-demos and running the following command:
 
  glxinfo | grep renderer
 
 
 
If you have no 3D acceleration you'll get some output like this:
 
  [joe@arch64]$ OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
 
 
 
If 3D acceleration is enabled you'll get a message like this:
 
  [joe@arch64]$ OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R600 (RV730 9490) 20090101 x86/MMX+/3DNow!+/SSE2 TCL DRI2
 
 
 
===Script for wine===
 
In order to compile wine, you need a 32-bit system installed. Compiling wine is needed for applying patches in order to get [http://art.ified.ca/?page_id=40 PulseAudio] working. See also [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=19675 wine-hacks] from AUR.
 
 
 
Add the following alias to {{ic|~/.bashrc}}:
 
alias wine='schroot -pqd "$(pwd)" -- wine'
 
The {{ic|-q}} switch makes schroot operate in quiet mode, so it works like "regular" wine does. Also note that If you still use dchroot instead of schroot, you should use switch {{ic|-d}} instead of {{ic|-s}}.
 

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