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Multilib updates and more still to come

You will have noticed the update of slackware-current today. There’s a new kernel (4.4.2) and an updated glibc which addresses CVE-2015-7547.

So I took the opportunity to upload my multilib version of the glibc packages for slackware-current. I also updated my set of “compat32” packages and am compiling a glibc for Slackware64 14.1 at the moment. This will be uploaded when ready (tomorrow).

Official download locations for multilib on slackware-current:


Have fun! Eric


  1. lemin

    Hello alien,

    Could you please provide a multilib update for the 14.1 glibc-zoneinfo package please? The one in your repository is glibc-zoneinfo-2015g_multilib-noarch-1alien while the one recently provided for 14.1 patches is glibc-zoneinfo-2016a-1_slack14.1


  2. alienbob

    lemin, there is no longer a glibc-zoneinfo in my multilib repository for recent versions of Slackware.
    See this ChangeLog entry:
    Sat Feb 6 20:08:54 UTC 2016
    13.37/glibc-zoneinfo: Removed. The Slackware package is multilib-agnostic,
    14.0/glibc-zoneinfo: Removed. The Slackware package is multilib-agnostic,
    14.1/glibc-zoneinfo: Removed. The Slackware package is multilib-agnostic,
    use Slackware's own package instead.

  3. lemin

    thanks for your quick reply alienbob

  4. Josan Neves

    Hi Eric! Thanks for the new packages and for all you do for the Slackware community!

    I just would like to say that I’ve just installed the updated multilib packages and your Steam client after them, but it still complains about the missing of and don’t want to execute. Can you help us? Thank you one more time!

    Best regards,

    Josan Neves.

  5. lasieab

    The latest install killed skype. I am getting:

    /usr/bin/skype: line 26: 18847 Segmentation fault LD_PRELOAD=$LIB32/libv4l/ PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60 $SKYPE/skype

    Any help

  6. alienbob

    There’s an issue with Skype for Linux anyways, since this week Linux users cannot connect to Skype contacts who are on Windows or OsX:

    The segmentation fault is not something I can fix. Microsoft will have to fix their Linux client.

  7. lasieab

    Thanks Eric. I am adding my gripe to MS (sic) as well.

  8. lasieab

    Using No audio/video though.

  9. Jonathan

    Hello. I installed multilib this monday. After installation I made slackpkg upgrade-multilib and I downloaded everything. But since then, every time I do slackpkg upgrade-all, have always offered me multilib upgrade. All the updates, and even if I accept, the story starts again. Would you have a solution? Thank you

    • alienbob

      The command “slackpkg upgrade multilib” would only work if you also installed and configured slackpkg+. It will not work if you use slackpkg without slackpkg+ .
      You do not give any more details, like what you have blacklisted (or not) in slackpkg or how you configured slackpkgplus (if you have that at all), so I can not give you any helpful pointers here.

      • Jonathan

        Thank you for your reply. I installed slackpkg that I actually configured. I will leave you the details of my configuration file later in the day.

  10. Jonathan

    I checked my configuration file. I forgot to uncommented a line and tell REPOPLUS (multilib) I learned how to configure it with the kikinovak book.

    Uncomment the line PKGS_PRIORITY = (multilib) REPOSPLUS (multilib) and I uncommented the first line in the section Slackware 14.2 MIRRORPLUS multilib […]

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