[Pkg-alsa-devel] lib32asound2 in wheezy?

Luke Yelavich luke.yelavich at canonical.com
Tue Nov 27 21:23:44 UTC 2012

On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 04:17:37PM EST, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> Hi there! I'm not on the list and would be grateful for a CC on any replies
> sent.
> I noted not horribly long ago that there is lib32asound2-plugins for Squeeze,
> but not for Wheezy, on amd64. Is there some reason why this won't build on
> Wheezy, or was it simply not included due to a lack of interest, or...? I'm
> not running amd64 on the box on which I'd like to have this - I actually
> installed i386 just so I could have libasound2-plugins, as the box is fairly
> special-purpose. That said, I'm looking at building a similar box that will
> run amd64 and I'm wondering if I'm likely to run into any hurdles if I try
> building lib32asound2-plugins on it. I'm not actually sure how the 32-bit
> versions of things are build in an amd64 environment, so it's a complete stab
> in the dark.

Lib32asound2 is no longer around due to multi-arch. Multi-arch allows the installation of i386 libraries on an amd64 system, so if you wanted to use i386 plugins and ALSA libraries, you would install libasound2:i386 and libasound2-plugins:i386.

Hope this helps.


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