Wine32 requires 32bit libraries? No fix?

Damjan Jovanovic damjan.jov at
Thu Jan 16 00:20:55 CST 2020

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 2:43 AM Klaus-J. Wolf <yanestra at> wrote:

> I recently noted that some Linux* distributions stop their x86 32bit
> flavor because 32bit care occupies lots of time (apparently more and more
> since AMD64 mechanisms are missing) not outweighed by the number of 32bit
> platform users remaining.
> I also noted that apparently, there is no way to compile/link the Wine32
> executable with 64bit libs.
> Since I’m a developer by profession, I would like to ask what the main
> problems are and if I can help.
> Any notes welcome.

There are no fundamental limitations to running x86 software on x86-64. The
CPU supports it. The kernel supports it. Libraries can be built into 32 bit
binaries. Compilers/linkers/assemblers support 32 bit. The problem is
political: lazy distros aspiring to be Apple, that don't want to build 32
bit packages. The solution can also be political: use a distro that allows
you to use your computer the way that you want.

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