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A glibc-2.17 multilib update for slackware-current

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:

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.

Cheers, Eric



Comment from Jen
Posted: March 13, 2013 at 03:37

Oh wow! This is good news!

Comment from Raveriux
Posted: March 13, 2013 at 11:08

Waited all night for this;) thanks

Comment from Bob Zowaki
Posted: March 19, 2013 at 00:42

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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