On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 05:53:23 +0900, Roger Pack wrote:

> Anybody know of a HOWTO for compiling a 32-bit binary [like ruby] in a
> 64-bit OS like...ubuntu on a 64 bit machine?
> Thanks much.
> -r
> 
> 

In general, ensure you have the necessary libraries in /usr/lib32 and
set 'CC=gcc -m32' (for a C program). Thusly:

$ CC='gcc -m32' ./configure && make

Tracking down the libraries can be 'fun'.

-jh