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Updated multilib gcc packages for -current

For those running the 64-bit version of Slackware, I keep making available multilib versions of Slackware’s 64-bit gcc and glibc packages. Yesterday, gcc in slackware-current was updated to version 4.4.3, so here they are. You can get them here: (The “13.1″ may or may not be the version of the next Slackware release, I […]

Compiling vlc (and other software) with gcc 4.4.2

Last week, an upgraded gcc compiler suite (version 4.4.2) was added to slackware-current . The new Gnu C compiler reveals software compilation issues in several programs that did not occur with the previous version of the Gnu C compiler. A nice summary of issues you may encounter when building software using the scripts at […]

Bleeding at the edges again?

… Ok, ok, it is not so bad actually! Au contraire! Slackware Linux development made a big leap today, when Pat Volkerding updated the distro’s “vital organs” of kernel, glibc and gcc. The “dull” phase of the slackware-current development cycle is over hopefully, and it’s back to the bleeding edge. To be fair, gcc 4.4.2 […]

Multilib Slackware64

By now, the world will be well aware that there was a new release of Slackware Linux last week. Yes, Slackware 13.0 is there… just when I was enjoying a quiet holiday at the french coast. A pity that the release date slipped past the start of my vacation, I always enjoy the virtual “party” […]

Massive updates in slackware-current

Today, Pat Volkerding published a massive amount of package updates to the slackware-current tree. The entry in the Slackware ChangeLog.txt measures more than 200 lines, and is probably the largest update to the development tree ever. Many of the core packages have received an version upgrade, but those changes may not be immediately visible to […]