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Slackware-current – new multilib gcc compiler suite

The latest update to Slackware-current brought us a new kernel (3.14.5) and a new gcc compiler (4.8.3).

This warranted a build of new multilib gcc packages. Get them from your nearest mirror. I also refreshed the “compat32” layer of packages – this is the set of converted 32-bit Slackware packages which you’ll need at a minimum, so that you will be able to run most of the 32-bit software that is out there.

Remember, a multilib configuration is needed if you want to use binary-only 32-bit software on 64-bit Slackware – think of Valve’s Steam Client, the WINE emulator, the Pipelight browser plugin, 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. Hubert Phava

    *Grazie* Eric…


  2. tomac

    Many thanks for the update! Just noticed one thing – README file under still refers to gcc 4.8.2 version under “Slackware64 current” section. I know, I’m picky 🙂

  3. alienbob

    Hi tomac,

    Yeah I forgot to update the README. Fixed now 🙂

  4. Helios

    Thanks too for the update

    it seems also that the ChangeLog.txt is older than the ChangeLog.txt.gz

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