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Slackware multilib updates to match the changes in slackware-current

There was yet another update of slackware-current today. The 150+ lines of ChangeLog.txt are not as massive as previous updates but still, lots of polishing and under-the-hood improvements, a couple of security updates (bindcups-filters, libpng, mozilla-firefox and openssl), two new packages (libtirpc and rpcbind) to replace the removed portmap package; a fresh version of the GCC compiler suite (5.3.0) and a new Linux kernel (4.1.15).

This triggered a matching update to the multilib version of the gcc packages for slackware-current, as well as the set of “compat32” packages for those who are running a 64bit Slackware multilib computer and need to compile or run 32bit programs.

I’ll be working on refreshed ISOs for my Slackware Live Edition, but you’ll have to be patient. A couple more days and I will have a lot more free time. New Plasma 5 packages are awaiting too.

Official download locations for multilib on slackware-current:

Have fun! Eric


Comment from kjhambrick
Posted: December 16, 2015 at 20:36

Woo Hoo !

Thanks Eric.

— kjh

Comment from Regnad Kcin
Posted: December 20, 2015 at 17:24

“Thanks”, until you are better paid.

Comment from Niki Kovacs
Posted: December 22, 2015 at 12:33

Thanks, Eric !

Comment from David Williams
Posted: December 23, 2015 at 01:50

Thanks, Eric! One question. I went to build a 32-bit PAM library the other day and found that I needed to make a compat32 package for libtirpc first in order to build it. I’m not sure what your policy is on what libraries get multilib packages typically, but should there be a libtirpic-compat32 in the -current multilib installation?



Comment from alienbob
Posted: December 23, 2015 at 01:59

I can add libtirpc to the script.

Comment from Todor Takov
Posted: December 25, 2015 at 20:01

I have a package glibc-zoneinfo-2015g_multilib-noarch-1alien.txz installed.
Now with the new glibc…….-3alien.txz batch of packages there is not such glibc-zoneinfo-2015g_multilib-noarch-3alien.txz a package. Should I leave the previous package or should I replace it with the package glibc-zoneinfo-2015g-noarch-2.txz from Slackware current?
This might be a dumb question, but I wondered if it has any implications?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: December 25, 2015 at 23:55

Hi Todor, if you are using my packages it will pay off if you follow my written updates.
The multilib ChangeLog entry of “Fri Dec 18 14:57:29 UTC 2015” states:

current/glibc-zoneinfo: Removed. The Slackware package is multilib-agnostic and is now built using a separate SlackBuild script anyway. Please install the Slackware version of glibc-zoneinfo.

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Comment from Todor Takov
Posted: December 26, 2015 at 00:10

Got it. Thank you. Will do that.
Just to let you know, I really apreciate your work.

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