slack-14.0 UPGRADE.TXT & compat32
This is not a query.
Can I request an update of this for the next release to cater for the 64bit multilib scenario where this bit
for dir in a ap d e f k kde l n t tcl x xap xfce y ; do
( cd $dir ; upgradepkg --install-new *.t?z )
can easily upgrade compat32 packages (and has!), leaving 64 bit ones in place, and something similar to install compat32 packages can upgrade 64 bit packages.
Slackware does not ship with any multilib packages, therefore it makes no sense to include a multilib upgrade scenario in Slackware's UPGRADE.TXT.
Furthermore, it looks like you are claiming that upgrading a "compat32" package can overwrite a 64-bit package? That would not be possible, since no "compat32" package carries the name of a 64-bit package and vice versa.
No a compat32 package will not overwrite a 64 bit package under normal applications. Names are different. But with 'upgradepkg *.t?z' the first similar package is chosen. I upgraded (64 bit only) and lost the use of wine, and traced it to all the basic libs missing because they had been uninstalled. Then when I went to install them with a wildcard, they started overwriting 64 bit packages. I stopped that at once, however, and straightened things out.
The specific section of upgrade.txt that I quoted is no longer good enough. That's all I'm saying. I was thinking of a variable for the package and a 'grep -v compat32' in there but my scripting doesn't reach to it.
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