Installing Confluence 6.* on 32-bit system Edited

Hi, I know there is no installer for 32-bit systems for Confluence versions 6 and up, however I downloaded the standalone .zip for 6.0.2 and extracted it on a 32-bit system.  When I try to install it, it complains that tomcat8.exe is not compatible with the version of Windows I have.  

Seems like the included tomcat8.exe is a 64-bit executable instead of 32?  How can I install Confluence 6.* on a 32-bit system?

Thanks

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You can't.  Confluence 6 dropped all support for 32 bit installations.

In theory, you could try to install it and then unpick all the contents and place them into a 32 bit Tomcat installation, but I seem to remember that won't work as even they have been compiled for 64 bits.

I suspect your only chance might be to download the source and compile it for a 32 bit machine.  I don't know if there is anything in there that would stop you, but I do suspect you'll need to make quite a few changes before it works.

Strange, according to this: https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/confluence-6-0-upgrade-notes-844235311.html#Confluence6.0UpgradeNotes-32-bitinstallersnotavailable

it says "If you're running Confluence on a 32-bit operating system, you can still upgrade, using the archive file method".

Not a big deal though, we can stick with 5.10.8.

Ah, yes, I've asked for that to be updated.

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Out of curiousity, can we ask why you would want to go onto a 32bit system?

It was an older installation that was done years ago and I'm trying to upgrade to a newer version.  For some reason it was originally installed on a 32-bit system.

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