Question about x64 and running x86 programs

Kris Moore piett134 at
Thu Nov 10 22:28:38 PST 2005

The binaries are not running as setugid. The entire system is built with
64bit binaries and 64 bit libs. Then I am attemping to run a 32 bit
binary on it. I have all the 32bit libraries also, and I can put them
into a directory such as /usr/X11R6/lib32/*, but I just can not force
the 32bit binary to look in that directory for its libraries. I keep
thinking there has to be a 32LD_LIBRARY_PATH, or some other variable
that I'm missing, but for the life of me, I can't find it.

Joseph Koshy wrote:
>>This does not work also, matter afact, it completely
>>ignores the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable like it doesnt exist.
> Check if a program is set[ug]id.  Such programs ignore
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH for security reasons.
>>/libexec/ /usr/X11R6//lib/
>>unsupported file layout
> Are your X libraries 32 bit ones?
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Kristofer Moore

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