Run x86_64 applications on Ubuntu 22.04.2 (x86_64 emulation)

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by EdgarL5, Dec 7, 2023.

  1. EdgarL5

    EdgarL5 Bit poster

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    Hello,
    I'm new to using Parallels and would like some insight into the possibility of running x86_64 applications inside the Ubuntu 22.04.2 (x86_64 emulation) image. For context, I am on a Mac M1 Max Ventura 13.2.1. I'm trying to run a graphical application that was built for Linux x86_64 directly on the Ubuntu VM. Is this possible? I understand the base Ubuntu VM is for arm, but what does the x86_64 emulation add? Does it only add support for running x86_64 docker images or can a run x86_64 type of applications directly inside the VM?
    Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
     
  2. Tres Finocchiaro

    Tres Finocchiaro Member

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    According to the Parallel's article it "just works": https://kb.parallels.com/en/129871

    ... however in my experience, it will depend on what you want to run.

    At a bare minimum, I'd recommend installing binutils:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install binutils:amd64
    # FIXES rosetta error: failed to open elf at /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
    
    If you plan to use docker, fortunately there's a lot of internet forums discussing this. For the non-container work, it will feel more like a dependency hunt.

    At time of writing this mileage will vary depending on the app. For example, the Intel version of Java (openjdk-11-jdk:amd64) installs rather painlessly, whereas many others do not work (e.g. snaps -- and from my testing -- AppImages -- do not work at all, others may run into dependency conflicts).
     

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