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Multilib support is coming to Arch, see: http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2010-August/017702.html
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Enabling the [multilib] repository allows the user to run and build 32-bit applications on 64-bit installations of Arch Linux. [multilib] creates a directory containing 32-bit instruction set libraries inside {{ic|/usr/lib32/}}, which 32-bit binary applications may need when executed.
  
== Developers and TUs interested in helping with multilib ==
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To use the [[Official_Repositories#.5Bmultilib.5D|[multilib] repository]], uncomment the following from {{ic|/etc/pacman.conf}}:
  
* Thomas Bächler
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[multilib]
* Jan Steffens
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Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
* Sven-Hendrik Haase
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* Ionut Biru
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You will then need to update the package list by running {{ic|pacman}} with the {{ic|-Syy}} switch.
* Rémy Oudompheng
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* ...
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== Directory structure ==
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A 64-bit installation of Arch Linux with [multilib] enabled follows a directory structure similar to Debian. The 32-bit compatible libraries are located under {{ic|/usr/lib32/}}, and the native 64-bit libraries under {{ic|/usr/lib/}}.
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== See also ==
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* [[Arch64 FAQ#Multilib Repository - Multilib Project]]
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* [//mailman.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/arch-multilib arch-multilib] mailing list

Revision as of 22:13, 5 April 2013

Enabling the [multilib] repository allows the user to run and build 32-bit applications on 64-bit installations of Arch Linux. [multilib] creates a directory containing 32-bit instruction set libraries inside /usr/lib32/, which 32-bit binary applications may need when executed.

To use the [multilib] repository, uncomment the following from /etc/pacman.conf:

[multilib]
Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

You will then need to update the package list by running pacman with the -Syy switch.

Directory structure

A 64-bit installation of Arch Linux with [multilib] enabled follows a directory structure similar to Debian. The 32-bit compatible libraries are located under /usr/lib32/, and the native 64-bit libraries under /usr/lib/.

See also