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GCC 5.2.0 multilib

I had a bit too much to do, so creating multilib versions of the new GCC compiler suite in Slackware-current was not on the top of my TODO list.

Today I finally built GCC 5.2.0_multilib packages and uploaded them to the server. Along with the new compilers, I also refreshed the set of “compat32” packages which give your 32bit applications a working 32bit support layer.

All of that can be downloaded from:

Have fun! Eric


Comment from Tonus
Posted: November 18, 2015 at 22:16

Great! Thanks a lot!
I was waiting for those before starting the full current / ktown / multilib upgrade 😀

Comment from Krystian
Posted: November 18, 2015 at 22:18

Thank you!

Comment from Ryan P.C. McQuen
Posted: November 18, 2015 at 22:27

Woohoo! About to install them on a fresh -current install. Thanks so much Eric!

Comment from cwizardone
Posted: November 18, 2015 at 23:00

Thank you. Greatly appreciated!

Comment from Mike Langdon
Posted: November 19, 2015 at 06:07

Thanks Eric! The only problem I had was the nvidia blob complained about the kernel being built with a different gcc, but it built and runs just fine.

Comment from Helios
Posted: November 19, 2015 at 15:09

Thank you very much.

If you need only to run some 32bits programs, and never to compile such programs, is it necessary to replace the slackware64 gcc packages ?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 19, 2015 at 15:20

GCC is only needed for compiling programs; GLIBC is needed for running progrms.

Comment from Niki Kovacs
Posted: November 19, 2015 at 22:53

Thanks, Eric!

Comment from andrew.46
Posted: November 20, 2015 at 09:42

Thanks Eric! Looks like PV has patched gcc, rebuilt and pushed to -current again. Things are moving fast…

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 20, 2015 at 14:19

Hi andrew.46.
I have the patched multilib gcc ready since yesterday, but since Pat and I are 9 hours apart it takes time for me to get synced up sometimes…
Today I happened to have a training course and I was unable to do anything until now.
I am generating the compat32 packages now and will then upload the new multilib batch.

Comment from khelben
Posted: November 21, 2015 at 13:23

I noticed that ata_id and the other udev helpers were 32bit in my installation. Browsing the eudev-compat32-3.1.5-x86_64-3compat32 package, i see that it contains all the modprobe/udev rules and all the helper binaries instead of just the library as the old udev package contained ?

Was this intended ?

Thank you.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 21, 2015 at 23:00

khelben, I will look into that.

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