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Old 05-06-2011, 01:05 AM   #1
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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!
 
Old 05-06-2011, 02:39 AM   #2
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You still need the multilib version of the glibc packages, even if you do not want to compile but only run 32bit applications.

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Old 05-06-2011, 02:37 PM   #3
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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?
 
Old 05-06-2011, 05:09 PM   #4
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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.

Last edited by lumak; 05-06-2011 at 05:12 PM.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 05:43 AM   #5
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^^^ 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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