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Old 02-05-2010, 03:53 AM   #1
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Reversing Multilib

I want to take out the multilib capability for my system. Is it as simple as using "slackpkg clean-system", to remove all the compat32 pkgs, then using "slackpkg upgrade-all" to replace all the gcc and glibc packages?

The reason I ask, is that I only used the multilib to be able to run Google Earth. There are no other x86 packages on the system. I have another x86 computer that will run Google Earth if I need it. It just wasn't worth it for this one package.

I am running -current as well.
Old 02-05-2010, 04:41 AM   #2
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Yes, that will work.

Removeing the compat32 packages can also be achieved by running:
removepkg /var/log/packages/*compat32*
After that, replacing the gcc and glibc packages with the originals is all that's left. "slackpkg upgrade-all" will take care of that.

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Sorry, it's better "slackpkg install-new", isn't it? If you remove all *compat32* you need to install them, right?
And don't forget to remove gcc-* and glibc-* from blacklist.

EDIT: sorry I've read wrong the post.

Last edited by michelino; 02-05-2010 at 08:49 AM.
Old 02-05-2010, 12:00 PM   #4
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Thanks, Eric. That worked very well, and much faster than selecting them all in slackpkg. I probably would have missed some anyway.
I rebooted, and all is a go.


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