Wine32 requires 32bit libraries? No fix?

Klaus-J. Wolf yanestra at
Fri Jan 17 02:35:11 CST 2020

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 7:21 AM Damjan Jovanovic <damjan.jov at>

> 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.

Hmm, when I asked I rather thought of technical problems and their
solution. I mean, 32bit calls can be translated into 64bit ones, if C
doesn't, assembler will do, so why not do it?
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