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Ant P.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:30 am    Post subject: Why does Wine need multilib? Reply with quote

It seems odd to me, Wine reimplements an entire 32-bit OS anyway so why does it need 32-bit libs on the native side?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wine does not reimplement an entire 32-bit OS. It runs under the linux OS and needs the multilib libraries to support running 32 bit programs and interfacing with the OS.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wine translates/forwards certain system calls to system (linux) librariies.

a system call from 32bit app into a 64bit library and back could be messy.
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