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Offline Faizfast6

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Wrong architecure
« on: September 03, 2008, 03:13:10 PM »
Is there a version for the 64-bit architecture? I don't even know my Pentium 4 processor is a 64-bit until I notice it downloaded AMD64 packages during updates and some software installs.
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Re: Wrong architecure
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 09:13:23 AM »
Is there a version for the 64-bit architecture? I don't even know my Pentium 4 processor is a 64-bit until I notice it downloaded AMD64 packages during updates and some software installs.

Hallo,
in the majority of todays 64-bit distros (where the size really doesn't matter, 64-bit binaries always more bloated than 32-bit one) the ia-32 compatibility layer is usually present (or ready for installation). With CONFIG_IA32_EMULATION-enabled kernel and the subset of legacy IA-32 libraries, avast will work with no problem.

Just, when installing, you might need to tell the installer that the IA-32 (i386) architecture labelled package is the proper one, to override internal checks, for example:

dpkg --force-architecture -i xxxx.deb

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Re: Wrong architecure
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008, 03:51:23 PM »
Will it work on all distributions? I'm using Ubuntu.
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Re: Wrong architecure
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 06:50:12 PM »
Will it work on all distributions? I'm using Ubuntu.

of course, the example with *.deb applies exactly to the Ubuntu.

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Re: Wrong architecure
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 01:00:41 AM »
I know this is a dumb question but,

will it turn my 64-bit install to a 32-bit?
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Re: Wrong architecure
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 11:38:23 AM »
I know this is a dumb question but,

will it turn my 64-bit install to a 32-bit?

Unfortunately (yes, I'm a bit bitter about the 64-bit hype) nope - your distribution will stay fully 64-bit, but will be able to run legacy 32-bit applications too :).

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Re: Wrong architecure
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2011, 12:34:39 AM »
I installed Bochs but I get this error on console


user@user-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
dpkg-deb: unexpected end of file in version number in avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
dpkg: error processing avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb (--install):
 subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
 avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
user@user-laptop:~$

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Re: Wrong architecure
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2011, 03:16:13 PM »
SOLVED!!

I downloaded the package again and everything went smoothly. already updated and scaning. Would it be good to use the other packges the Unix versions?