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glore2002 08-20-2009 05:43 PM

Slackware 12.2 or Slackware64
 
Hello!

Should I install Slackware 12.2 or Slackware64. I can't find where to download Slackware 64. In Slackware.org I couldn't find any ISO or torrent to download.

Thank you!
Glore2002.-

XavierP 08-20-2009 05:48 PM

If you have a 64bit processor, grab Slack64. 12.2 is 32bit only.

http://slackware.bgbits.com/slackwar...nux/README.TXT for instructions on creating an iso and http://slackware.bgbits.com/slackwar...are64-current/ for the files themselves.

w1k0 08-20-2009 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glore2002 (Post 3651600)
Should I install Slackware 12.2 or Slackware64. I can't find where to download Slackware 64. In Slackware.org I couldn't find any ISO or torrent to download.

http://slackware.com/

Get Slack

Bruce Hill 08-20-2009 06:27 PM

Wait a short time until Slackware-13.0 comes out, and get the stable version.

sahko 08-20-2009 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Hill (Post 3651651)
Wait a short time until Slackware-13.0 comes out, and get the stable version.

I second what Bruce Hill said

metrofox 08-20-2009 07:23 PM

Just wait a little more, we should be there, however as far as I can see from your signature you've an AMD processor, you might also consider Slamd64 ;)

glore2002 08-20-2009 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Hill (Post 3651651)
Wait a short time until Slackware-13.0 comes out, and get the stable version.

Thanks for your suggestions. When is release 13 coming out? I've never tried Slam64. Maybe it deserves a try.

best regards,

mRgOBLIN 08-20-2009 08:53 PM

we are currently at RC2 so all I can say is soon :)

sahko 08-20-2009 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by metrofox (Post 3651699)
you might also consider Slamd64 ;)

Although i dont have any inside information, my guess is that Slamd64 will become deprecated as soon as Slackware 13.0 x86_64 is announced.
Slackware 64 is almost identical to Slamd64, the lack of a 64bit port was the only reason Slamd64 was created, and from what i can tell maintaining a distribution is the least of Fred's concerns. Slamd64 has served its purpose.
We should all be thankful to Fred himself and the Slamd64 contributors for many things now part of Slackware64.
There's also the question of who would pick up Slamd64 over the official 64bit port. My guess is none.

Too many assumptions made here, but those are all logical conclusions. :)

markush 08-21-2009 12:12 AM

Hello together,

@glore2002, be aware that slackware64 is currently only available as the current-version.whereas slackware12.2 is the last stable release.
To answer your question about downloading the current releas: I use to get the packages with wget. In the isolinux-directory you'll find a script in README.TXT where you learn how to create an iso-file for a installation CD or DVD by yourself. Follow this link http://slackware.com/getslack/ .

I had bluewhite64 installed before slackware64 appeared in last May. Bluewhite64 has a 12.2 stable release and is very! similar to slackware.

I use slackware64 and prefer the 64bit versions (slackware64 or bw64) particurlarly for AMD processors.

I'm runnig it as a Desktop OS as well as a server and it works very stable for me.

Markus

glore2002 08-21-2009 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markush (Post 3651899)
Hello together,

@glore2002, be aware that slackware64 is currently only available as the current-version.whereas slackware12.2 is the last stable release.
To answer your question about downloading the current releas: I use to get the packages with wget. In the isolinux-directory you'll find a script in README.TXT where you learn how to create an iso-file for a installation CD or DVD by yourself. Follow this link http://slackware.com/getslack/ .

I had bluewhite64 installed before slackware64 appeared in last May. Bluewhite64 has a 12.2 stable release and is very! similar to slackware.

I use slackware64 and prefer the 64bit versions (slackware64 or bw64) particurlarly for AMD processors.

I'm runnig it as a Desktop OS as well as a server and it works very stable for me.

Markus

Thanks to you all!
How do you download slackware 64 current?

XavierP 08-21-2009 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glore2002 (Post 3652184)
Thanks to you all!
How do you download slackware 64 current?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post3651603 - second post on this page.

glore2002 08-21-2009 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XavierP (Post 3652189)

Thanks XavierP for your help! I read how to create the iso file but my doubt was related to the first step. How do you download all the files of Slackware64-current at once through FTP?

Thanks again,

markush 08-21-2009 09:12 AM

Hi again,

I do the following on the commandline:
Code:

for i in a ap d f k kde l n t tcl x xap y;
do mkdir $i;
cd $i;
wget ftp://yourmirror/.../slackware64/$i/*;
cd ..;
done

This downloaded files I copie into an empty directory on a separate partition. Then I load isolinux and kernels down together with extra and some other stuff, with this files I create an isoimage. This does not contain the packages. While installation I chose the installation from a harddrivepartition.

Markus

glore2002 08-21-2009 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markush (Post 3652399)
Hi again,

I do the following on the commandline:
This downloaded files I copie into an empty directory on a separate partition. Then I load isolinux and kernels down together with extra and some other stuff, with this files I create an isoimage. This does not contain the packages. While installation I chose the installation from a harddrivepartition.

Markus

And What if I use

$ wget -r http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/slackw...are64-current/

Will it work or should I add something to the command?


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