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Old 10-03-2010, 10:00 AM   #1
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compat32-packages for Slackware64 13.1 multilib


Hi,

I read the guide of Eric for enable multilib on Slackware 64.
There is the advice to create compat32-packages with the massconvert script.
But there is already a directory called slackware64-compat32 on the webserver which contains packages named *-compat32-*.
Isn't it enough to download this packages and just install them?
Or is it important that the packages are created directly on my system with the massconvert script.
Thanks.

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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I think you can install and use those, they are generated by the same script: it's not mandatory to run it.
you can run it, for example, on -current, to have the latest 32bit compatibility packages aligned to the 64bit versions...

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:41 AM   #3
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Hope you are right, so I will try it.
 
Old 10-03-2010, 01:51 PM   #4
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If you have full repositories of the 32bit slackware on your computer, you really should convert them yourself using the masscovert script. This will help reduce the traffic on the server hosting the compat32 packages. Just look at it's '-h' information on how to do this. Additionally there is another helper script posted in this forum, 'compat32pkg', that will help in staying up-to-date with the patches.

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Old 10-03-2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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Also, you should check -current and -stable updates, depending on which one you use, to make sure you generate the newest compat32 packages.
 
  


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