Updates for multilib gcc and glibc packages
After a period of silence, Pat updated the Slackware ChangeLog.txt again!
Apart from the latest in stable KDE4 releases (4.5.5), you will find a new kernel. The choice for 188.8.131.52 was made because the 2.6.35 series has long-term support and Pat is probably trying to stabilize toward a new release. More on-topic for this article, there are new glibc (2.12.2) and gcc (4.5.2) packages. For those of you running a multilib-enhanced 64-bit Slackware this means you need an updated set of multilib packages, which I already created for you.
Check out http://slackware.com/~alien/multilib/current/ which contains my multilib versions of the new gcc and glibc packages in Slackware-current.
For installation/upgrade instructions see the multilib README or even better, read my Wiki article at http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=slackware:multilib .
You will also find a subdirectory “slackware64-compat32“. That directory contains all packages that are generated by the massconvert32.sh script. In other words, everything you need (along with my gcc/glibc and compat32-tools packages) to turn your Slackware64-current into a multilib system. The choice is yours: either you download and install/upgrade the packages in the “slackware-compat32” directory which I converted for you, or you run the “massconvert32.sh” script to convert these packages from the Slackware originals and install those.
Good luck! Eric
Rsync access offered through rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/multilib/current/