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Multi-arch

When downloading updates for mint 13 it often ends with the message,  Waited for dpkg -  -assert-multi-arch but it wasn't there.
The question is, should it be there or is it not necessary ?
If it's necessary is it just a matter sudo apt get install multi-arch or is there more to it than that. ?
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Re: Multi-arch

Are you running the 64bit ver? There was an appendium for Mint 14 about needing multi-arch to install wine etc, but not in 13 that I was aware of.
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Re: Multi-arch

64 bit version of Mint 13
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Re: Multi-arch

Me too.  Cheesy

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Re: Multi-arch

You could try this:-
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To enable Multiarch, open a terminal and type the following commands:
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    apt update
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Re: Multi-arch

dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture
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Re: Multi-arch

http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/Implementation#Why_update_your_library_package_for_multiarch_suppor... includes a few reasons
Why you should do it, and
Why you shouldn't do it.  Cheesy

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Re: Multi-arch

Quote from: gleneagles
dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture

Strange, that's the command to do it in M14 (which I have now switched to Mate edition of course)/
Have a look at that web page above, or just ignore the error if it is working fine.
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Re: Multi-arch

Thanks.
I Think the best bet is to leave well alone as everything is working fine. Smiley