Originally Posted by riganta
I have installed Slackware13.37 64-bit. In order for me to install skype I need my system to be multilib. I proceeded the install as such
- Downloaed the script "massconvert32.sh". Then I run the script with oommand line below
# massconvert32.sh -u http://someserver.org/path/to/slackware-13.37/slackware
Then I run the upgrade
# upgradepkg --install-new *-compat32/*.t?z
After that I proceeded to install skype. I tried to run skype but no dice.
All of the above is taken from this website --> http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwi/do...are:multilib&s
You can automate all of this using the tools multilibpkg
. multilibpkg has to be used to manage (install, update,
uninstall) of 64-bit part of the multilib (the multilib version of packages gcc*,glibc*, and the utility package compat32-tools).
compat32pkg has to be used to manage (install, upgrade, remove) the 32-bit compatibility layer (subset of packages
that provides 32-bit libraries).
1st, install the 64-bit part of the multilib using multilibpkg :
$ multilibpkg --mirror @Official-13.37 --install
multilibpkg ver. 1.1.110412 (stable)
(WARNING) You're using multilibpkg in mode --install, while the system is not
(WARNING) in run level 1: current runlevel is (3).
Do you want to continue (Y/N) ? Y
Then, you have to install the 32-bit compatibility layer using compat32pkg :
$ compat32pkg --mirror @Ireland-13.37 --install layer-32
reboot and it's done.
Hope this will help you.