[arch-general] 32bit chroot in 64bit guest

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Tue Jul 14 13:11:48 EDT 2009

bardo schrieb:
> I've got some packages to upgrade for both arches and I was wondering
> if it's possible to run a non-native chroot and stop resorting to
> virtual machines. Given that i686 binaries should be runnable on an
> x86_64 guest, i just used mkarchroot with an i686-configured
> pacman.conf, but I get a sudo error when it tries to run makepkg from
> makechrootpkg.

I never used makechrootpkg myself, and I have heard it fails in this 
scenario. In principle, i686 chroots work great on x86_64, I have one 
running for build purposes and to run weird 32 bit applications. If 
someone would add support to makechrootpkg for cross-arch chroots, that 
would be great.

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