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Old 04-29-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Question gcc, multilib and Slackware64

Hi folks,
got Slackware64 with multilib support running smoothly with no issues here, but need to confirm one point:
if I don't need to compile any 32 bit binaries on this machine (just need to be able to run them) can I skip the gcc compiler suite upgrade and only stick to upgrading the glibc libraries and installing the needed 32 bit packages?

Old 05-01-2013, 04:39 AM   #2
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The gcc compiler also includes the c++ libraries which are used by anything that happens to be c++ in origin.


Should mention that the specific package is gcc-g++
Old 05-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #3
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@wildwizard: Are you referring to If so it is also found in a/cxxlibs:

$ fown
||   Package:  ./a/cxxlibs-6.0.17-i486-1.txz
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    732224 2012-06-29 11:59 usr/lib/
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    913916 2012-06-29 11:59 usr/lib/
||   Package:  ./d/gcc-g++-4.7.1-i486-1.txz
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    913916 2012-06-20 14:48 usr/lib/
EDIT: Just to avoid confusion I should point out that 'fown' (find owner) is one of my own scripts, but if you use slackpkg you can do the same trick with "slackpkg file-search" (IIRC) or just search in MANIFEST.bz2 (e.g. with bzless) as this is what my script and slackpkg are doing anyway.

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