View Full Version : [ubuntu] apt-get 32-bit packages on 64-bit installation?

January 16th, 2009, 01:54 AM
In order to make use of more than (or equal to?) 4GB of physical memory, a 64-bit Ubuntu install seems to be required. But having done so, is it still possible to get the 32-bit versions of certain packages when installing them via apt-get? For example, if you don't intend to give more than 4GB of memory to any single Java process, it makes sense to install a 32-bit JVM (given that Sun hasn't implemented pointer compression yet). Suggestions (apart from bypassing Ubuntu's package management system)?

Lennon V C
April 19th, 2010, 03:09 PM
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June 19th, 2010, 04:18 PM
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June 19th, 2010, 07:01 PM
You can download the 32-bit packages you need from http://packages.ubuntu.com/
Then install them with
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture <package>
You might need to install ia32-libs too, if you haven't yet.

March 9th, 2011, 10:23 PM
I have 64-bit 10.10 Ubuntu and also running 64-bit JDK. There's a option in java to run it in 32 bit mode "java -d32" but every time i try to use it, I get the message that says:

"This Java instance does not support a 32-bit JVM.
Please install the desired version."

I have installed all the ia32 libraries and also 32-bit jre (ia32-sun-java6.bin), but it didn't help. I still get the same message. How can I run my java programs in 32-bit mode?