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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 :-)

Comment from sunjob
Posted: November 17, 2015 at 14:43

slackware 14.1 multilib

– glibc
– glibc-i18n
– glibc-profile
– glibc-solibs
– glibc-zoneinfo

there are available?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 17, 2015 at 16:27

sunjob, come on.
You are asking questions on this blog and in private emails that are easily answered by searching the internet or by reading
If you do your research first, and then come for help, I will help. Slackware is not about spoonfeeding. And there are no “compat32″ packages of glibc for a good reason.

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