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Old 08-01-2011, 05:12 AM   #1
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Multilib Package Installing Without CD


I've been installing Alien Bob's Multilib packages so that I can be able to run wine and finally use Skype to call family across seas.

However, I've run into a problem, where the guide ( asks to create the slackware64-compat32 subfolder and asks to use the DVD.

Unfortunately I didn't buy the DVD and have currently lost the DVD that did contain the .iso file, and so I'm wondering how I go about installing this correctly with the "mkdir" command, as I lack the knowledge to use any of the mirrors (I'm using if that helps).
Old 08-01-2011, 05:29 AM   #2
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Without a Slackware DVD (or a local mirror copy on a hard disk) you have two options, as mentioned in that same Wiki article:

Download the Slackware packages automatically from the Internet:
the script can use a remote webserver to download the 32-bit Slackware packages from, instead of requiring a local Slackware mirror or a DVD. You use the ”-u” parameter to specify the remote URL like this
Or use the ready-made set of "compat32" packages that you will find in the "slackware64-compat32" subdirectory if you have downloaded my multilib packages along with all the subdirectories:
The stuff that you are really interested in - the binary packages - is available in the <slackware_release_number> directory below the toplevel directory. Every such directory also contains a ”slackware64-compat32” subdirectory where you will find an essential set of converted 32-bit Slackware packages, ready for installing on your 64-bit Slackware
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:38 AM   #3
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Thank you Alien Bob. I didn't see that quoted part on the Wikipedia page, and I'm surprised you're up at this hour too. ^^


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