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New multilib gcc and glibc coming up for Slackware 13.1 RC1

Hi folks

As the Slackware ChangeLog states:

Fri May 14 19:37:13 UTC 2010
Good hello! We will call this update Slackware 13.1 RC1. With this, the
kernel, compiler, and glibc versions are “golden”, and everything is
pretty much ready to release. Last call for bug reports…

I’m in the process of building the multilib versions of the new gcc and the recompiled glibc packages which entered Slackware-current today. Pat Volkerding caught me with this update while I was on holiday, so I did not have the time to prepare packages before.

In the meantime, if you are running Slackware64-current and using my multilib gcc/glibc , then you can just update to the latest -current excluding Slackware’s non-multilib gcc and glibc. My updated packages will be available tomorrow.

Cheers, Eric

EDIT 15-may-2010:

I have uploaded the multilib versions of glibc and gcc for Slackware 13.1 here: A detailed multilib setup HOWTO for Slackware is here:


  1. Ponce

    no hurry Eric, and thanx for the ultra-fast response to the changelog.

  2. madroman

    Thanks Eric!

  3. alienbob

    I have updated the main post with information on where to obtain the Slackware 13.1 multilib packages and a reminder about the Wiki HOWTO.


  4. escaflown

    Thanks Eric!

  5. cycojesus

    Thanks a lot Eric 🙂
    I’m more and more thinking this would a very valuable addition to extra/ , just the multilib gcc and glibc.

  6. zbreaker

    Wow…thanks again Eric for this work. Just one of the ways Slackware really pulls way ahead of the other distro pack:)

  7. Jeffrey

    Thank you for your hard work! I use your packages and all works very well.

  8. sub

    Hello Eric,

    Just switched to Slackware 64 and multilib.
    Now I’m in a big trouble. I want to be able to build packages for both 64bit and pure 32bit (no multilib).
    Until now I managed to build some packages for pure 32bit but I have big problems with cmake and KDE dependent packages.
    Is there a chance to have a multilib aware cmake? My 64 multilib system detects KDE dir in /usr/lib64 (with 32dev sourced). I tried to play with cmake -D switches, I managed to change the phonon lib but no luck with libkdeui which is still searched in /usr/lib64.
    Here is a sample:

    — Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/32/gcc — works
    — Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/32/g++ — works
    — Detecting CXX compiler ABI info – done
    — Looking for Q_WS_X11 – found
    — Found Qt-Version 4.6.2 (using /usr/lib/qt/bin/qmake)
    — Looking for XOpenDisplay in /usr/lib/;/usr/lib/;/usr/lib/;/usr/lib/;/usr/lib/;/usr/lib/
    — Looking for XOpenDisplay in /usr/lib/;/usr/lib/;/usr/lib/;/usr/lib/;/usr/lib/;/usr/lib/ – found
    — Looking for gethostbyname
    — Looking for gethostbyname – found
    — Looking for connect
    — Looking for connect – found
    — Looking for remove
    — Looking for remove – found
    — Looking for shmat
    — Looking for shmat – found
    — Looking for IceConnectionNumber in ICE
    — Looking for IceConnectionNumber in ICE – found
    — Found X11: /usr/lib/
    — Looking for include files CMAKE_HAVE_PTHREAD_H
    — Looking for include files CMAKE_HAVE_PTHREAD_H – found
    — Looking for pthread_create in pthreads
    — Looking for pthread_create in pthreads – not found
    — Looking for pthread_create in pthread
    — Looking for pthread_create in pthread – found
    — Found Threads: TRUE
    — Looking for _POSIX_TIMERS
    — Looking for _POSIX_TIMERS – found
    — Found Automoc4: /usr/bin/automoc4
    — Found Perl: /usr/bin/32/perl
    — Phonon Version: 4.4.1
    — Found Phonon: /usr/lib/
    — Found Phonon Includes: /usr/include/KDE;/usr/include
    — Performing Test _OFFT_IS_64BIT
    — Performing Test _OFFT_IS_64BIT – Failed
    — Performing Test HAVE_FPIE_SUPPORT
    — Performing Test HAVE_FPIE_SUPPORT – Success
    — Performing Test __KDE_HAVE_W_OVERLOADED_VIRTUAL – Success
    — Performing Test __KDE_HAVE_GCC_VISIBILITY
    — Performing Test __KDE_HAVE_GCC_VISIBILITY – Success
    — Found KDE 4.4 include dir: /usr/include
    — Found KDE 4.4 library dir: /usr/lib64
    — Found the KDE4 kconfig_compiler preprocessor: /usr/bin/kconfig_compiler
    — Found automoc4: /usr/bin/automoc4
    — Found Qt-Version 4.6.2 (using /usr/lib/qt/bin/qmake)
    — Found X11: /usr/lib/

    Can you point me some hints or links for this?

    Thank you,

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