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I am trying to install Ventrilo server on my SheevaPlug, running Debian ARMEL. Since Ventrilo server is an x86 program, I would like to try and use qemu-i386 to run the server on my ARM processor. I am running into this error when I try to run the server:

ventrilo@micro:~/ventsrv$ qemu-i386 ./ventrilo_srv
/lib/ No such file or directory

I understand that /lib/ is the x86 version of the so, and so.3 is the ARM version (which I have). Do I just find the so.2 shared object and put it in my /lib folder? Seems like I wouldn't want to mix lib archs in that folder, but maybe that's why they're named differently? How should I resolve this error?

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So, I tried to just copy the .so.2 over and it didn't work. – muncherelli Mar 2 '12 at 5:05

Simply, thats not how you use qemu - you run an OS in qemu, and run ventrillo on that (considering that its a low powered system, not entirely practical)- not run the ventrillo script through qemu, as you would run something in wine for example.

There's simply no way what you're doing would work.

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I was using this page as a guide: it seems like they were using qemu that way. – muncherelli Mar 2 '12 at 18:06
It appears i am incorrect. Learnt something new tho. – Journeyman Geek Mar 2 '12 at 23:57
qemu offers system emulation (qemu-system-i386) and user space emulation (qemu-i386). Since it supports user space emulation, there should be a way to work use it. – The IT Philosopher Dec 19 '12 at 12:47

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