installing 32bit programs on 64Bit systems

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Aug 10 23:52:18 UTC 2012

On 08/10/2012 08:57 AM, oxy wrote:
> hi,
> the problem with acroread persists. Google isnt helping this time.
> Maybe i just have to simlink this lib to the right place, but where?
> Error:
> /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading
> shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No
> such file or directory
> thx...

The file should be in:


You could try reinstalling:

$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall libxml2


It doesn't show for oneiric or precise, but if you click natty you'll
find the description:

GNOME XML library

XML is a metalanguage to let you design your own markup language. A
regular markup language defines a way to describe information in a
certain class of documents (eg HTML). XML lets you define your own
customized markup languages for many classes of document. It can do this
because it's written in SGML, the international standard metalanguage
for markup languages.

This package provides a library providing an extensive API to handle
such XML data files. "

My version:
$ apt-cache policy libxml2
  Installed: 2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.1
  Candidate: 2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.1
  Version table:
 *** 2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.1 0
        500 precise-updates/main
amd64 Packages
        500 precise-security/main
amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4 0
        500 precise/main amd64 Packages

$ apt-cache depends libxml2
  Depends: libc6
  Depends: zlib1g
  PreDepends: multiarch-support
  Recommends: xml-core
  Replaces: libxml2:i386
  Breaks: libxml2:i386

$ apt-cache policy multiarch-support
  Installed: 2.15-0ubuntu10
  Candidate: 2.15-0ubuntu10
  Version table:
 *** 2.15-0ubuntu10 0
        500 precise/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

$ apt-cache policy ia32-libs
  Installed: 20090808ubuntu36
  Candidate: 20090808ubuntu36
  Version table:
 *** 20090808ubuntu36 0
precise-updates/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     20090808ubuntu35 0
        500 precise/universe amd64

You might also try:
(or google if you prefer)

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