Today’s update to the Slackware-current ChangeLog.txt comes with a large piece of communication by Pat Volkerding. A new kernel, a start of UEFI boot support in the Slackware installer, and new glibc packages are the most important changes mentioned in the post. If Pat had a blog this would definitely be a proper “blog post” considering its size. A recommended read for followers of the Slackware development effort.
Of course that glibc update warrants a companion update of the multilib packages which I maintain on the side. Check out these download locations:
- http://alien.slackbook.org/slackware/multilib/current/ (the primary server, but bandwidth-capped)
- http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/multilib/current/ (my mirror)
Remember, multilib configuration is (only) needed if you want to use binary-only 32-bit software on 64-bit Slackware – think of Valve’s Steam Client, the WINE emulator, Citrix client etc.
If you are looking for instructions on how to add or update multilib on your 64-bit Slackware, check out our Slackware Documentation Project which has this information and much more.
Oh wow! This is good news!
Waited all night for this;) thanks
It’s a shame ATI is so far behind upstream Linux development, I will have to hold back this update for about 12 months, until the next two versions of Catalyst are released, as the latest xorg-server breaks the Catalyst driver.
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