Lack of support for 32bits libraries under Ubuntu 64bits

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Wed Jan 21 11:41:47 UTC 2009

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, Patrice Vetsel wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm part of beta team test for a proprietary software (bibble 5). This
> software is compiled for 32 bits and 64bits is not planed at all.

Err.. I've bought BibblePro, and AIUI a native 64bit version should be 
released when v5 is out?

> So after reporting a new bug for this app, I discovered a big difference
> between Ubuntu64 and OpenSuse64.
> Bibble 5 beta need libuuid in 32 bits installed. OpenSuse have many,
> many libraries installed in 64 AND 32, and many others available.
> Under Ubuntu it's the oposite. 4 libraries are provided in 32 bits for
> compatibilities and are available for installation in ubuntu64.
> The result is that i had to manually download/extract the libuuid for
> 32bits. Manually because installing automatically (forcing installation
> of i386 package) libuuid in 32bits overwrite the 64bits verion files.
> What is the position of ubuntu devs for this kind of problem ?

Depend on ia32-libs, which does include libuuid and many others.


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