[svlug] Running 32-bit apps under 64-bit kernel
aland at softorchestra.com
Wed Jan 6 11:43:27 PST 2010
On Wed, 6 Jan 2010, Aaron Porter wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Alan DuBoff <aland at softorchestra.com> wrote:
>> Is it possible to run AcroRead under the 64-bit kernel?
> Not that I've tried acroread specifically, but you should be able to
> install the ia32-libs package (and all that it depends on) and go
> happily along your way.
That was a good idea, but left me short. I did learn some more
about acroread in the process, and it looks pretty messy in
there as the acroread is actually a script that points to
another directory based on architecture and there are some
comments that the code is not LSB compliant...
After installing those libs (and setting
LD_LIBRARY_PATH...yeah..I hate to do that but trying to just get
it working first;-) it fails to find libgdk_pixbuf.
The Adobe directories have a bunch trickery going on which
eventually ends up in Reader9/Reader/intellinux/ (other
architectures branch to another dir) and that is where the
actual binary is. Running ldd shows a long list of missing stuff
from pango to glib-2 to gdk, gobject, etc...there's about a
dozen missing libs...still, *after* installing ia32-libs.
BTW, good to see your name, I think the first time we met was
about 10 years ago and you must have been about 16 years old at
a BAD meeting. So now you must be a "grown-up" (lol). You are
one of the few that I know that can honestly say they were
"weaned" on Linux...:-) What happened to your friend you used to
show up with, was his name Ben? My memory is vague...
Hope all is well with you, and thanks for the help.
Alan DuBoff - Software Orchestration
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