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Kudos! What a neat way of tihnikng about it.
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== ia32-libs not needed for x86_64 as far as I can tell ==
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I tried to reduce the amount of steps required to manually install the Catalyst drivers. Instead of just accepting that the ia32-libs package was needed for the x86_64 architecture, I skipped it, including the creation of the symbolic link. Guess what? It works like a charm. The .debs get created, the drivers functions just nicely and the CCC can be used without any issues.
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This is quite a reduction of packages to install, it only leaves lib32gcc1. This makes me wonder, why where they required in the first place? Do you happen to know why so I can double check if that is working?--[[User:Forage|Forage]] 19:58, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
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@Forage: ia32-libs used to be the package for basic 32-bit support. fglrx uses the 32-bit libs to build a 32-bit version of libGL and libglx (in case you need to run 32-bit 3D programs) and CCC itself was a 32-bit program (still is?).
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Debian/Ubuntu have moved to a new multiarch system now and I agree that the line should be changed. I'm not the one that added the symlink command and I will remove it. Thanks for your contributions to the wiki.

Latest revision as of 21:26, 10 December 2012

[edit] ia32-libs not needed for x86_64 as far as I can tell

I tried to reduce the amount of steps required to manually install the Catalyst drivers. Instead of just accepting that the ia32-libs package was needed for the x86_64 architecture, I skipped it, including the creation of the symbolic link. Guess what? It works like a charm. The .debs get created, the drivers functions just nicely and the CCC can be used without any issues.

This is quite a reduction of packages to install, it only leaves lib32gcc1. This makes me wonder, why where they required in the first place? Do you happen to know why so I can double check if that is working?--Forage 19:58, 21 November 2012 (UTC)


@Forage: ia32-libs used to be the package for basic 32-bit support. fglrx uses the 32-bit libs to build a 32-bit version of libGL and libglx (in case you need to run 32-bit 3D programs) and CCC itself was a 32-bit program (still is?). Debian/Ubuntu have moved to a new multiarch system now and I agree that the line should be changed. I'm not the one that added the symlink command and I will remove it. Thanks for your contributions to the wiki.