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reply simendsjo <simendsjo gmail.com> writes:
This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug, I  
hope others here have found a workaround.

I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to  
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile for  
-m32.
The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've found  
some "solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks, and I  
haven't gotten it working properly.
Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!

Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?
Mar 27 2012
next sibling parent reply Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es> writes:
Al 27/03/12 11:52, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
 This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug, I hope
others here have found a workaround.
 
 I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile for -m32.
 The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've found some
"solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks, and I haven't gotten
it working properly.
 Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!
 
 Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?
 

Hello simendsjo, All deb packages at http://dlang.org/download.html includes both 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, so, on a debian-based x64 distro, just install the 64-bit deb, and You'll be able to compile to 32-bit just adding -m32 as argument. Same situation for debian-based x32 distros, You can compile to 64-bit adding -m64 as argument. Of course, you'll not allowed to run a 64-bit binary on a x32 platform. Best regards, -- Jordi Sayol
Mar 27 2012
parent reply Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es> writes:
Al 27/03/12 12:40, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
 On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:18:45 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es> wrote:
 
 Al 27/03/12 11:52, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
 This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug, I hope
others here have found a workaround.

 I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile for -m32.
 The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've found some
"solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks, and I haven't gotten
it working properly.
 Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!

 Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?

Hello simendsjo, All deb packages at http://dlang.org/download.html includes both 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, so, on a debian-based x64 distro, just install the 64-bit deb, and You'll be able to compile to 32-bit just adding -m32 as argument. Same situation for debian-based x32 distros, You can compile to 64-bit adding -m64 as argument. Of course, you'll not allowed to run a 64-bit binary on a x32 platform. Best regards,

Thanks, but I was probably not very clear when writing the question. DMD itself is not a problem (rather than the bug which forces me to only use 32-bit), it's all the packages available through the package manager - it only downloads 64-bit libraries.

This is not strictly truth. dmd deb packages installs, among others, "gcc-multilib", witch make possible to compile to 32-bit in x64 platform and vice versa .
 If I want to use a c library, I need to find both the library and all it's
dependencies as 32-bit libraries rather than just installing through the
package manager.
 It can be a tedious process..
 

If you want to run a 32-bit program on a x64, install "ia32-libs" and all its dependencies, through the package manager. Best regards, -- Jordi Sayol
Mar 27 2012
parent Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es> writes:
Al 27/03/12 15:03, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
 On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:24:06 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es> wrote:
 
 Al 27/03/12 12:40, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
 On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:18:45 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es> wrote:

 Al 27/03/12 11:52, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
 This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug, I hope
others here have found a workaround.

 I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile for -m32.
 The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've found some
"solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks, and I haven't gotten
it working properly.
 Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!

 Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?

Hello simendsjo, All deb packages at http://dlang.org/download.html includes both 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, so, on a debian-based x64 distro, just install the 64-bit deb, and You'll be able to compile to 32-bit just adding -m32 as argument. Same situation for debian-based x32 distros, You can compile to 64-bit adding -m64 as argument. Of course, you'll not allowed to run a 64-bit binary on a x32 platform. Best regards,

Thanks, but I was probably not very clear when writing the question. DMD itself is not a problem (rather than the bug which forces me to only use 32-bit), it's all the packages available through the package manager - it only downloads 64-bit libraries.

This is not strictly truth. dmd deb packages installs, among others, "gcc-multilib", witch make possible to compile to 32-bit in x64 platform and vice versa .
 If I want to use a c library, I need to find both the library and all it's
dependencies as 32-bit libraries rather than just installing through the
package manager.
 It can be a tedious process..

If you want to run a 32-bit program on a x64, install "ia32-libs" and all its dependencies, through the package manager. Best regards,

I have ia32-libs, but say I want to install mysql? I can only get x64 versions thourgh the package manager. Trying to download and install 32-bit .deps says it's conflicting with the installed x64 library.

Ok, then you can try chroot command into a directory created with debootstrap. Also you can install a debian-based x32 distro onto a virtualbox machine. Best regards, -- Jordi Sayol
Mar 27 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent simendsjo <simendsjo gmail.com> writes:
On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:18:45 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es> wrote:

 Al 27/03/12 11:52, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
 This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug, I  
 hope others here have found a workaround.

 I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to  
 http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile  
 for -m32.
 The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've found  
 some "solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks, and I  
 haven't gotten it working properly.
 Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!

 Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?

Hello simendsjo, All deb packages at http://dlang.org/download.html includes both 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, so, on a debian-based x64 distro, just install the 64-bit deb, and You'll be able to compile to 32-bit just adding -m32 as argument. Same situation for debian-based x32 distros, You can compile to 64-bit adding -m64 as argument. Of course, you'll not allowed to run a 64-bit binary on a x32 platform. Best regards,

Thanks, but I was probably not very clear when writing the question. DMD itself is not a problem (rather than the bug which forces me to only use 32-bit), it's all the packages available through the package manager - it only downloads 64-bit libraries. If I want to use a c library, I need to find both the library and all it's dependencies as 32-bit libraries rather than just installing through the package manager. It can be a tedious process..
Mar 27 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent simendsjo <simendsjo gmail.com> writes:
On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:24:06 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es> wrote:

 Al 27/03/12 12:40, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
 On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:18:45 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es>  
 wrote:

 Al 27/03/12 11:52, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
 This might not be the best forum to ask, but as it relates a dmd bug,  
 I hope others here have found a workaround.

 I'm using a debian-based x64 distro. Due to  
 http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5570, I have to compile  
 for -m32.
 The challenge is installing 32-bit libraries using apt-get. I've  
 found some "solutions" on the web, but they are all terrible hacks,  
 and I haven't gotten it working properly.
 Downloading packages directly (and all dependencies!) is a real drag!

 Has someone found an acceptable way of dealing with this?

Hello simendsjo, All deb packages at http://dlang.org/download.html includes both 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, so, on a debian-based x64 distro, just install the 64-bit deb, and You'll be able to compile to 32-bit just adding -m32 as argument. Same situation for debian-based x32 distros, You can compile to 64-bit adding -m64 as argument. Of course, you'll not allowed to run a 64-bit binary on a x32 platform. Best regards,

Thanks, but I was probably not very clear when writing the question. DMD itself is not a problem (rather than the bug which forces me to only use 32-bit), it's all the packages available through the package manager - it only downloads 64-bit libraries.

This is not strictly truth. dmd deb packages installs, among others, "gcc-multilib", witch make possible to compile to 32-bit in x64 platform and vice versa .
 If I want to use a c library, I need to find both the library and all  
 it's dependencies as 32-bit libraries rather than just installing  
 through the package manager.
 It can be a tedious process..

If you want to run a 32-bit program on a x64, install "ia32-libs" and all its dependencies, through the package manager. Best regards,

I have ia32-libs, but say I want to install mysql? I can only get x64 versions thourgh the package manager. Trying to download and install 32-bit .deps says it's conflicting with the installed x64 library.
Mar 27 2012
prev sibling parent simendsjo <simendsjo gmail.com> writes:
On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:11:38 +0200, Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es> wrote:

 Al 27/03/12 15:03, En/na simendsjo ha escrit:
 I have ia32-libs, but say I want to install mysql? I can only get x64  
 versions thourgh the package manager. Trying to download and install  
 32-bit .deps says it's conflicting with the installed x64 library.

Ok, then you can try chroot command into a directory created with debootstrap. Also you can install a debian-based x32 distro onto a virtualbox machine. Best regards,

Thanks. The virtualbox solution seems quite simple - I'll go for that one.
Mar 27 2012