[Bioclusters] 64-bit libraries for 32-bit application?

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Jul 19 18:44:14 EDT 2005

On 19 Jul 2005, at 23:01, Vsevolod (Simon) Ilyushchenko wrote:

> Hi,
> I have an x86_64 bit machine that mounts a share with 32-bit  
> programs. Is it possible to run a 32-bit application (R) when  
> certain libraries that this application requires (libreadline) are  
> only present in the 64-bit version?
> I suspect the answer to my question is no, but I'd like to hear a  
> confirmation from more experienced people.

Does R not build on Linux/x86_64?

Anyway, I believe you can run code like the way you want (at least,  
on Debian there is); there's some clever linker trick.  Or you can  
install the software and all the 32-bit libraries it needs inside a  
chroot and run it there.  If Guy's reading this I know he knows the  


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