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Crostini Architecture mismatch
Andrew Malcolmson
Posted 2018-10-18 09:46
I'm installing Crossover 18 from deb on Crostini (Asus C213 Dev channel).   The Debian VM identifies itself as 64 bit.

sudo dpkg -i crossover_18.0.0-1.deb 
dpkg: error processing archive crossover_18.0.0-1.deb (--install):
 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)


The download page states that the deb should work on 32 and 64 bit systems but it appears to be 32 bit only.
Mark Davis
Mark Davis Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2018-10-18 10:14
Just curious, have you tried a force install (--force-all) and/or another package installer  (sudo apt install ./crossover_18.0.0-1.deb)?  I suppose it could be an issue with how they built the package, but these might be worth a try...
Josh DuBois
Josh DuBois  Staff Member
Posted 2018-10-18 10:25
We have a write-up on installing CrossOver in Crostini here:

https://www.codeweavers.com/about/blogs/duboisj/2018/6/12/crossover-in-a-linux-vm-on-a-google-pixelbook-a-walkthrough

It was written earlier in the summer and it's possible some things have changed, but in particular I think the error you see may change if you add the i386 architecture to the Debian instance you're running, like this:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386


(with following command listed in the write-up to complete your installation).  

Hope that helps.  Let us know how things run!
Andrew Malcolmson
Posted 2018-10-18 12:04
Thanks Josh, that worked.  I'd forgotten about gdebi which actually prompts you to add the i386 architecture and then installs all the dependencies.  Much easier.

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