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Ubuntu 13.10 how to properly install ia32-libs and ia32-libs-multiarch

I don’t know why but there are someone on the Ubuntu developpement team believes that no one uses this library anymore …

They are off the track, lots of commercial software still using this library. For me it was Aftershot pro. I was to install it this morning and no way to find it on synaptics. I googled my problem and I found a lots of inquiries answered with a get around, but none of them works for this particular situation.

Here is the easiest way to install this library

go to :

on the keyword field write down: ia32-libs

for all distribution and all sections (sorry if it’s not the exact words, the page is in french) the two drop down below the keyword field.

click on the search button.

you will get a list of available package for different distribution.

on the ia32-libs choose the most recent one, in my case it was raring, click on raring.

Below download ia32-libs there are a link amd64 click on it.

you must be on this page follow the instruction located on the square in the top of the page which is to add the deb repository containing the very library you need.

I’ll suggest you to backup your source.list before updating it by this simple command in terminal.

sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bkp

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

this is the simple way to fix this particular problem.


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