Por cuestiones de trabajo, tengo que instalarme en el portátil el cliente de Citrix Xenapp, que me he bajado en formato .deb pero que viene compilado para i386. Yo uso Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64, así que ocurre lo previsible:

root@Nano:/media/COSAS/Trabajo/Citrix# dpkg -i icaclient_11.100_i386.patched.deb
dpkg: error processing icaclient_11.100_i386.patched.deb (--install):
 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 icaclient_11.100_i386.patched.deb

Así que aplicamos el conjuro apropiado ( –force-achitecture ) y voila:

root@Nano:/media/COSAS/Trabajo/Citrix# dpkg -i --force-architecture icaclient_11.100_i386.patched.deb
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Selecting previously deselected package icaclient.
(Reading database ... 144793 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking icaclient (from icaclient_11.100_i386.patched.deb) ...
Setting up icaclient (11.100) ...