• [Solved] Multilibs Needed?


    I am still a noob to arch and antergos so have much yet to learn. That said, I have been told by someone that I need to edit pacman.conf file to enable multilibs. Is this true and, if so, is there a basic tutorial I can follow? Thanks. :-)

  • Open terminal
    Type “sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf” without quotations
    Scroll down till you see “#[multilib]”, and a url under it.
    Remove the # signs from both lines, and resync in terminal with -Syy.
    Save by pressing ctrl + x and hitting y.

  • i dont think its needed unless you are missing packages?

    example i think wine is in the multlibs. so i enabled it for that.

    its pretty easy.
    sudo typeyourtexteditorhere /etc/pacman.conf

    look for this section and uncomment out multilibs like so

    [core]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    [extra]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    #[community-testing]
    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    [community]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    If you want to run 32 bit applications on your x86_64 system,

    enable the multilib repositories as required here.

    #[multilib-testing]
    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    [multilib]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    refresh your database and update.

  • I see, that’s easy enough. Uncomment the "testing line too then? Thanks y’all! :-)

  • @Mike-Smith After you update you also need this:
    Multilib repository
    First, enable the Multilib repository as described in Multilib. Then install the gcc-multilib package.
    I suggest you learn to check the Arch Wiki for info on such things, it is excellent. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/64-bit_FAQ

  • @Mike-Smith

    Please, NEVER uncomment testing or multilib-testing. That’s only for developers and package maintainers. You can end with a broken system if you enable those.

    Cheers!

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