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Multilib packages for Slackware 14

I have made a copy of the multilib packages which I had for slackware-current. I named the new directory “14.0” so that it is clear to users of a 64-bit Slackware 14 system which files they need.

Instructions for multilib installation and upgrade can be found in the Slackware Documentation Project.




Comment from xa0c
Posted: September 29, 2012 at 13:33

Thanks, Eric.
Btw – have you changed the filename pattern for compat32 packages?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: September 29, 2012 at 14:29

Hi xa0c

Indeed, I made a few changes to the compat32-tools.
From the ChangeLog.txt:

Thu Sep 20 23:00:09 UTC 2012current/compat32-tools-3.0-noarch-1alien.tgz: The will now prefer packages from the patches directory.
The convertpkg-compat32 script adds a ‘compat32′ tag to the converted package by default. This makes it possible to add the following line to the slackpkg blacklist:



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Comment from Niki Kovacs
Posted: October 12, 2012 at 15:28

Thanks again, Eric! Multilib packages for 14.0 already installed on one server and two desktops in my office. Used right now for 32-bit-only Brother printer drivers on the server and VirtualBox on the desktop.

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Comment from Ivan Tasso
Posted: December 11, 2012 at 13:25

Amazing …. tnx again Eric

Comment from Trent
Posted: October 15, 2014 at 17:32

I needed to install a printer driver (Brother) which was 32-bit only binary. I was really important for me that the printer was working. And then, I’ve installed your multilb packages and everything works like a charm. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! You saved me :)

Comment from alienbob
Posted: October 15, 2014 at 19:13

Hi Trent, always glad when someone tells me that multilib is actually a good thing :-)

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