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Old 08-23-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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Unhappy When will official Slackware 64 bits comes ?


Hi all,

I would like to know if exists plains for 64 bits Slackware version (not slamd64)...

Sorry, my english is bad... :-)
 
Old 08-23-2005, 04:48 PM   #2
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No, there is no plan. The Slackware development team (Patrick) is too small at present to handle an additional port, a port to 64bit processors.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:18 PM   #3
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This sounds like a job for a recompile. If you have the ballz and 64bit hardware for it. http://www.kernel.org
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:24 PM   #4
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It wasn't mentioned, so I will.

http://www.slamd64.com/

This is 'unofficial' but works quite well for 64bit systems, it is currently based off of 10.1
Take a look, it may be what you need.

-Jason
 
Old 08-25-2005, 06:08 AM   #5
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Way to much software breaks in 64 bit compilation for now.

It's going to be interesting in the next few months to see how much software (mainly Windows I suspect) is not thread safe on SMP machines, as the Pentium D dual cores become cheap. These are about to be updated with the two AMD64 instructions Intel initially omitted.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 06:08 PM   #6
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I reckon it's quite possible that as SLAMD64 matures, it will get the nod from the Man, just like Slack/390 did. At least I hope so
 
Old 08-25-2005, 08:20 PM   #7
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AMD64 instruction capability is going to be the default on new machines next year, but Slackware 386 is running on a lot of legacy boxes and will be for some time. I don't think that there will be many left less than PII (ie 686) by then though.

I don't think PK is the maintainer of the 390 port.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:57 AM   #8
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I don't think PK is the maintainer of the 390 port. [/B]
No, but it does have his approval.
 
  


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