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  1. #1

    using 32-bit SW on 64-bit OS

    Hello all,

    With Windows, if I have a 64-bit OS, I can usually install a 32-bit SW product on it.

    I have a 64-bit Opensuse product (Opensuse 10.3 - long story).

    Here is information on installing Zimbra (ZCS 5.0) on top of Opensuse 10.3

    Installing ZCS 5.0.x on openSUSE 10.3 a complete guide - Zimbra - Forums

    But - the software that is mentioned in the guide (the one you need to download) is here

    Open Source Edition Downloads: Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Software by Zimbra

    From above, you can see an item for Opensuse 10.3 *** but 32-bit *** version.

    In general, is it possible to install 32-bit Software in an 64-bit system?


  2. #2
    Yes of course you can .... but normally when there is a 32-bit package nowadays there is as well a 64-bit package

    Normally 64-bit is better cause they can have extras

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    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    you can definitely install 32 bit packages on a 64 bit OS, you just need to have all the 32 bit dependencies installed as well (usually libraries)

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