I’m using a chroot environment to compile my program for 32 bit environments. Using chroot environment through schroot is easy but is there a way to make compiling without using chroot?
Yes, you can use
-m32 option of gcc
In order to be able to compile with
-m32 option, you need multilib gcc and
libc6 development package for i386 platform.
You can install with in Debian based systems like that:
sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 gcc-multilib
If you want make same on c++, you have to install similar packages for c++ environment like that:
sudo apt-get install g++-multilib lib32stdc++-4.9-dev
After that you can compile programs with:
gcc -m32 -o myprog myprog.c