Software center does not allow the installation of 32bit packages on 64bit systems

Bug #663297 reported by Benjamim Gois on 2010-10-19
This bug affects 2 people
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software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

When using 64bits system there are some cases where applications (mainly commercial ones) do not have a 64bit version, what makes you force the installation through terminal using dpkg command. It would be easier if Software Center offers the option and give an advertise to force the installation of the 32bit packages.

Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi Benjamin! Thanks for your bug report. This is not something that we will fix in software-center itself, so I'll mark this as invalid. Further down the stack though, there is work going on to support this. Once this is done it will 'automatically' become supported in software-center too.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Eibriel (gabriel-inv) wrote :

Is solved? couse I can't install Eagle for instance.
If I want to see "More Info" Software-Center" warn me that I don't have Eagle anymore on my actual software sources.
I must install eagle:i386 with Synaptic

(I've updated Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04)


Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for software-center (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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