Re: Why is there no 32 bit version of firefox available for 64bit F12?

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2009/11/27 Robert P. J. Day <[email protected]>:
> On Fri, 27 Nov 2009, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 6:44 AM, Paolo Galtieri <[email protected]> wrote:
>> > I'm having strange behaviour with 64bit firefox and the 64bit beta
>> > version of Adobe flash.  So I want to try the 32bit version of
>> > firefox with the 32bit flash from Adobe, but there in 32 bit
>> > version of firefox available through the 64bit repositories.  If I
>> > try the 32bit version of firefox from firefox.com it crashes all
>> > the time running the 32bit Adobe flash.
>>
>> I am not sure this is applicable to all packages without side
>> effects, but usually: yum install package.i686 brings in the 32bit
>> package and all its dependencies.
>
>  i would try *really* hard to debug the 64-bit version before dumping
> the inevitable truckload of 32-bit packages on your 64-bit system.
> currently, i have no i686 packages on my system and firefox seems to
> be working well (except for this *really* annoying scroll issue where
> a single scrollbar click will *zoom* madly down the page way more than
> i want.  grrrrrrrr ...)
>

One possibility would be to try the nsplugin wrapped 32 bit flash for
64 bit FF, though not having done it I don't know whether that will
pull in 32bit deps.

-- 
imalone

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