Running 32 bit application on 64 bit Linux OS

You  experience a weird error – you try to run a program file, but get a mysterious message:

bash: <your program name here>: No such file or directory

What is the most annoying – you are sure that the file exists! After all, it is right here before your eyes!

The reason is simple. You are trying to run a 32 bit binary on a 64 bit OS. The message about the missing files does not concern the actual binary you are trying to run. It, in fact, reports absence of the 32 bit library files.

To solve the problem just install some extra system files for softaware compatibility. On Ubuntu it looks like this:

 sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

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