Installing 32bit Libraries

I have OpenSuse x64 12.1. Apparently my search terms aren’t very good. I would think this would be covered somewhere, but I can’t find it.

I’m trying to run Second Life and getting this error:

“You are running the Second Life Viewer on a x86_64 platform. The
most common problems when launching the Viewer (particularly
‘bin/do-not-directly-run-secondlife-bin: not found’ and ‘error while
loading shared libraries’) may be solved by installing your Linux
distribution’s 32-bit compatibility packages.
For example, on Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linuxes you might run:
$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk ia32-libs-kde ia32-libs-sdl”

In Ubuntu, I would have just run the command listed in the error message, but Yast doesn’t find anything for the term “ia32”.

How do I install 32bit libraries in OpenSuse 12.1 x64?

This assumes KDE (or the qt interface for Yast).

Open Yast software managment. Click on the “Patterns” tab. If there isn’t such a tab, then click on “View” and select “patterns”.

Somewhere down there in Base Technologies, you will find “32-bit runtime environment”. Select that.

I think that should do what you want.

On 2012-01-16 01:06, mooreted wrote:
> In Ubuntu, I would have just run the command listed in the error
> message, but Yast doesn’t find anything for the term “ia32”.

They are named something-32bit


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

Great, thanks all, I appreciate it.

Have a good week.

Just in case anyone looks into this thread In 32 Bit runtime environment

Install the 32 gstreamer plug-ins then try the application should work