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Multilib version of Slackware’s “11-11-11″ glibc

 The glibc packages in Slackware -current were updated to 2.14.1 a few days ago. Unfortunately, a couple of issues were reported, you will find them in this LinuxQuestions thread.

Since I had to compile my multilib version of glibc still, I decided to wait a bit with releasing them, and that allowed me to find and apply the patch reported in the above thread that seems to solve the issues. The patch comes from Linux From Scratch and appears to be upstream fixes that are going to be in the next release of glibc. I upgraded my laptop with this new multilib glibc package, and can confirm that applications like firefox, libreoffice, calibre, mplayer run without any issues here.

I know that several people have mentioned this patch to Pat Volkerding already, and if the patch gets applied to Slackware’s glibc package I will simply rename my own multilib versions from “1alien” to “2alien” in order to stay in sync with the versioning of the originals.

Along with the updated mulitilib glibc packages, I also uploaded a new version of the “compat32-tools” package to the “current” section, containing a bug-fixed convertpkg-compat32 script. I also refreshed the “slackware64-compat32” subdirectory which contains the packages converted by the “massconvert32.sh” script.

Eric

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Posted: November 13, 2011 at 13:57

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Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: November 14, 2011 at 01:59

It has been updated on -Current

Comment from escaflown
Posted: November 16, 2011 at 05:28

Hi Eric. Somehow, the new vlcgit build is not working here. It launches properly and when I try to open a regular file or a UPNP file, it just freezes. I tried to launch from konsole to see if there were any error messages, but nothing…

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 16, 2011 at 12:24

Hi Escaflown

I can not reproduce it here. Running XFCE at the moment, and the file-open dialog works fine. I can’t remember if I tested the new package in KDE yet.

I surely don’t hope that the old file-open bug in KDE has returned.

Eric

Comment from Jeffrey
Posted: November 16, 2011 at 20:42

Thank you very much!

Comment from Helios
Posted: November 20, 2011 at 18:44

I would like to know where /usr/include/rpc/xdr.h has escaped ?
I tried to compile “asymptote”, which complains about XDR missing.

Comment from Helios
Posted: November 20, 2011 at 18:45

PS : this seems not to be a specific multilib problem.

Comment from escaflown
Posted: November 23, 2011 at 14:38

Hi Eric. Are you planning to release slackbuilds for KDE 4.8 RC1 so that we can pre-test it?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 23, 2011 at 19:09

Hi escaflown

It’s only Beta 1, not Release Candidate 1…

Building beta packages? That would just take up too much of my time. Looking back at the packagers mailing list, there are issues with all KDE beta releases: finding dependencies, finding patches for broken builds, recompiling and recompiling, …

When there really is a RC1, I may try, but don’t have too high hopes.

Eric

Comment from escaflown
Posted: November 24, 2011 at 02:10

I’m crossing fingers, Eric :)

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Comment from Diego
Posted: February 15, 2012 at 17:42

Hi,

Is possible that the rsync at http://alien.slackbook.org/multilib/ is not update ?

Because I still se glibc-2.13 there.

am I looking at the wrong rsync server ?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: February 15, 2012 at 19:27

You are right… I do not have that URL on automatic update.
I did a sync and now http://alien.slackbook.org/multilib/ is again up to date.

Eric

Comment from Diego
Posted: February 15, 2012 at 19:34

Thanks you!

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