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Hello :-) + quick question re ia32-libs

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Hello :-) + quick question re ia32-libs

#1 Post by teddylegs » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:05 pm

Hello :-)

Loved live-run of MX-Linux. :-) Been on Linux 11 months, and not technically gifted, lol, but able to follow simple instructions ... was able to install wine, winetricks and ia32-libs via synaptic, and also Playonlinux, which is what I use to install programs and games. If I may ask if it's possible to do the same setup on MX-Linux/run both 32-bit and 64-bit through Playonlinux.

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Re: Hello :-) + quick question re ia32-libs

#2 Post by fehlix » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:35 pm

Yes. Playonlinx is fairly recent and comes as version 4.2.10 which I do prefere to install via MXPI (MX package installer, e.g. through MX Tools). So yes you can use and install with playonlinx certainly the apps you used to do so to install in any wine-version and both arch 32/64bit available through playonlinux version. I'm sure our package team would certainly help to upgrade to latest playonlinux 4.2.12 if needed.
If you prefere to use wine directly (e.g. with help of winetricks) the version available currently is wine 1.8.7 - but if you need it: a more recent wine version is available through MX-test repo from within the MXPI package installer. :snail:
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Re: Hello :-) + quick question re ia32-libs

#3 Post by teddylegs » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:45 pm

Thank you very much fehlix; great to know they're there and how to install. I prefer 4.2.10 also; some games/programs seem to have display issues with 4.2.12. Kind that package team would help like that, though.

Oops, I forgot to ask about Gog games; bought quite a few when I was there, so a fair-sized backlog but some of those need various ia32-libs dependencies.
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Re: Hello :-) + quick question re ia32-libs

#4 Post by fehlix » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:12 pm

teddylegs wrote:...various ia32-libs dependencies.
Well ..it’s nowadays called multiarch. So in effect you will not find those 32bit-wrapper ia32-lib's anymore as the guys and girls made the magic happen to get 32bit apps installable 'automatically' within 64bit architecture. So in essence if that app will run in wine at all the chance might be good to get it installed without worring about the 32bit dependencies.
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Re: Hello :-) + quick question re ia32-libs

#5 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:24 pm

multiarch is enabled by default in mx
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
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#6 Post by teddylegs » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:26 pm

Thanks fehlix and dolphin_oracle :-) Really appreciate. Sorry if I'm not catching on fast, but does that mean that I search the repo for multiarch and install that? The ia32-libs isn't already installed via the installer?
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Re: Hello :-) + quick question re ia32-libs

#7 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:33 pm

teddylegs wrote:Thanks fehlix and dolphin_oracle :-) Really appreciate. Sorry if I'm not catching on fast, but does that mean that I search the repo for multiarch and install that? The ia32-libs isn't already installed via the installer?
multiarch is already set up by default on the 64 bit iso.

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┌─[dolphin@mx]─[06:32:43 pm]─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────[~]
└─> apt-cache policy multiarch-support 
multiarch-support:
  Installed: 2.24-11+deb9u3
  Candidate: 2.24-11+deb9u3
  Version table:
 *** 2.24-11+deb9u3 500
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.24-11+deb9u1 500
        500 http://security.debian.org stretch/updates/main amd64 Packages

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Re: Hello :-) + quick question re ia32-libs

#8 Post by teddylegs » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:36 pm

Thank you, dolphin_oracle ... it being already installed in the 64-bit iso is great news! :-)
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Re: Hello :-) + quick question re ia32-libs

#9 Post by teddylegs » Tue May 01, 2018 7:40 am

Oops, having problems running games. Playonlinux is installed, but needed to refer to a list of 'files Gog needs' to install various files via terminal. A game went through via Playonlinux then, but is crashing when it runs ... had just run it on Mint earlier and used the same procedure, so am a bit worried about what extra needs to install. And can't run Gog .sh files. Eek. Other things are going really well, but unfortunately problems with this. Have needed to switch to advanced systemD login, to run expressvpn, so am not sure if that means other things need installing.

Have seen there is another thread active about not being able to install wine, and I've done a total purge and tried to install via Packages/Test repo, but same issues as the poster in the other thread.
viewtopic.php?f=108&t=44743&hilit=playonlinux&start=20
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