yea but here is the part about this setup I don't want any part of
This is the same script that comes with Slamd64. It reconfigures your shell environment so that it will be easier for you to compile 32-bit software (by preferring the 32-bit compilers and libraries over their 64-bit versions)
it's this part I want to stay as far from as I can
"(by preferring the 32-bit compilers and libraries over their 64-bit versions)"
with the extremely rare exception of programs that use 32bit assembly code
(the only example of this I have ever found is open source duke nukem )
I want every thing I build to be 64bit