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Pixxt 05-06-2011 01:05 AM

32bit compat libs help....
 
I have not installed the 32bit compatibility libs just yet, could I just install the libraries and binaries without installing the all the GCC stuff as I have no plans on compiling 32bit packages at all?

thx!

Alien Bob 05-06-2011 02:39 AM

You still need the multilib version of the glibc packages, even if you do not want to compile but only run 32bit applications.

Eric

Pixxt 05-06-2011 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4348103)
You still need the multilib version of the glibc packages, even if you do not want to compile but only run 32bit applications.

Eric

Okay thanks! however could I exclude the gcc packages?

lumak 05-06-2011 05:09 PM

How much space are you trying to save?

All the GCC packages only add up to 220Mb... lets use floppy convertions that advertizements use. "That's 50 songs! or Half a movie!*"

Code:

for CUR in `ls /var/log/packages/gcc*`; do
  grep 'UNCOMPRESSED PACKAGE SIZE' $CUR | gawk -F: '{print $2}';
done

Add up the output and you get 220Mb.

Either way, it doesn't look like anything will be missed in the packages. There are some 'so' libs in /usr/lib64. But if they were really important, they would have a seperate solibs package in base slackware... like glibc does. Don't quote me on this.


*Then you look for the astrisk and you never find it.

Pixxt 05-08-2011 05:43 AM

^^^ Thanks for the info but i really have no need to compile 32bit programs just run them, I know I need to install the the glibc packages and the other 32bit libs, but since i have no need for 32bit compilation could I exclude them(gcc packages) from my multilib install?


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