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Old 07-10-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Slackware64 RC1: Installing Software


I have a vanilla install of RC1.

I realise that that in time various packages will become available with the official release but for now, should I wish to install say, libdvdcss, is it a case of searching the web for a 64-bit version to compile? Or are there a few slackbuilds around already? (I thought I found some alienbob packages but I can't remember where and now I can't find them).

And what about something like say kmymoney which seems to be neither 64-bit nor kde4. Skrooge is kde4 but is it ok to just install 32-bit software (can I do that even?). I can imagine that some 64-bit apps would have some dependencies that are only available as 32-bit so I'm guessing this should be ok?


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Old 07-10-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Most of the slackbuilds from SBo will work. Usually all it takes is ARCH=x86_64 ./package.Slackbuild to work. For the 32 bit stuff, you'll need the 32 bit libs installed. Fred from slamd64 had some here.

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Old 07-10-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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Do I need to go through a d l n and x and install all of them? Or are there a few necessary ones that I can get away with for now?

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Old 07-10-2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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I would try to build whatever slackbuild with the ARCH=x86_64 first and see if you even need any 32 bit libs. If you do need them, you may want to go ahead and install all of them. I think most libraries should compile fine in 64 bit, it's the apps that may cause problems. If you need 32 bit stuff that much, you may want to just stick with 32 bit slack. And for the non-kde4 stuff, you may want to install the compat-kde3 series from extra in -current.
 
Old 07-10-2009, 02:08 PM   #5
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I think you're right, I think I'll stick to 32-bit for now.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 07-10-2009, 07:07 PM   #6
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Alien Bob has a good number of 64-bit packages in his repository,
and every one of them has worked flawlessly on my 2 Slack-x86_64
systems. He also includes the source and SlackBuilds in his repo.
He has libdvdcss-1.2.10-x86_64-1alien, 64-bit libdvdcss; and also
VLC and MPlayer in 64-bit.

If you have a problem with any of his pkgs/scripts, just email him
and he will help you fix the problem.

On my two 64-bit systems I'm not missing any apps from 32-bit.
As a caveat, I do have 32-bit compatible libs installed so that I
can run wine, and a couple of 32-bit apps such as Skype.

He also has a toolkit to help you setup a SlackBuild and slack-desc
so that you can build Slack packages yourself. Check it out.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 12:27 PM   #7
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Thank you Bruce, I'll give it a go I think. Building my own packages sounds interesting too, I quite like the sound of that.

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Old 07-12-2009, 12:58 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Hill View Post
Alien Bob has a good number of 64-bit packages in his repository,
and every one of them has worked flawlessly on my 2 Slack-x86_64
systems. He also includes the source and SlackBuilds in his repo.
He has libdvdcss-1.2.10-x86_64-1alien, 64-bit libdvdcss; and also
VLC and MPlayer in 64-bit.

If you have a problem with any of his pkgs/scripts, just email him
and he will help you fix the problem.

On my two 64-bit systems I'm not missing any apps from 32-bit.
As a caveat, I do have 32-bit compatible libs installed so that I
can run wine, and a couple of 32-bit apps such as Skype.

He also has a toolkit to help you setup a SlackBuild and slack-desc
so that you can build Slack packages yourself. Check it out.
Alien Bob's 64 bit VLC and libdvdcss are working OK for me.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 06:45 PM   #9
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Looks like I've done a complete 360 in this thread , but slackware64 it is.

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Old 07-13-2009, 04:03 PM   #10
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This should help with Kmymoney2

This post helped me get Kmymoney working on 64

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-error-737743/

john
 
Old 07-22-2009, 11:28 PM   #11
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I have slackware32 customized as my workstation (with slackware64 installed as my transition project) and also on a Toshiba NB100 netbook.
There are several small packages that I use regularly and need in slackware64.
The two important ones are Notecase (also on windows) and Glabels on slackware32.

To date I have not had to build any packages, however I am perfectly willing to learn.
Does anyone know of suitable alternatives?
Surely I do not need to use 32 for the sake of a couple of small application.
 
  


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