running 32 bit apps on amd64 version of Ubuntu

John Hubbard ender8282 at
Thu Nov 6 23:08:05 UTC 2008

Paul Johnson wrote:
> I came from Fedora land about 6 months ago, please pardon me for my innocence.
> In this Ubuntu 8.04 system, I have the amd64 version installed.  Some
> programs are not compatible with 64 bit, and so I need to compile the
> 32 bit version of the program I need. The program is written in C++
> and it relies on the wx GTK toolkit.
OK I don't get it. If you have the source code, and are going to compile 
it to run on your amd64 computer, why would you compile a 32 bit 
version? It seems like you can compile it for your 64 bit processor, 
with the installed 64 bit libraries and everything should be good.

Am I missing something?


To be or not to be, that is the question
                2b || !2b
(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
        0b11000100 || !0b11000100
        0b11000100 || 0b00111011
        255, that is the answer.

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