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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



  1. Jen

    Oh wow! This is good news!

  2. Raveriux

    Waited all night for this;) thanks

  3. Bob Zowaki

    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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