How to use older libs in 32bit mode?

David O'Brien obrien at
Sat Nov 20 01:44:27 GMT 2004

On Tue, Nov 16, 2004 at 12:26:30AM -0500, Michael R. Wayne wrote:
> I'm trying to use a 32 bit executable which uses older libraries
> (e.g. and can not easily be regenerated.

This should be fine.  You just want *.so.*.

> I've tried copying the libs from a i386 5.3 RELEASE system into
> /usr/lib32 with no success.

Please give details about "no success" -- that doesn't give us much to go

-- David  (obrien at

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