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Old 04-08-2020, 01:10 AM   #1
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Installing multilib on slackware-current

this is not really big a problem (except if you consider the time one may waste)

today I made a fresh install of slackware-current on a notebook. Since I wanted to install wine to run some specific wine programs, I went to google typed "slackware multilib". I have done this process several times over the years. So, just as before, I reached this page which I use as a cheatsheet each time I want to install multilib.

the problem arises because its my first time using -current and also because I copied/pasted the commands mentioned in the "Enabling multilib" first four points without reading the next section. As a consequence I ended up with a broken installation. At first I thought I have installed the 32 bits version, but later I realized there's also a "current" directory on the ftp site.

so the four commands should be:

lftp -c 'open ; mirror -c -e current'
cd current
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new *.t?z
upgradepkg --install-new slackware64-compat32/*-compat32/*.t?z

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Old 04-08-2020, 02:41 AM   #2
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That README mentions twice that if you are not running Slackware 14.2 you should adapt your commandline:
Enabling multilib

Fast-track (examples assume slackware64-14.2 ... change to your needs).
All of the following commands should be executed as the 'root' user:

* In the location where you found this README, download the subdirectory with
  the name that corresponds to the Slackware version you are running.  For
  Slackware64 14.2 for instance, you would run the following command:
    # lftp -c 'open ; mirror -c -e 14.2'
  and then change into the new "14.2" directory which has been created on
  your computer:
I am sorry that you overlooked that, but I am not going to change the text. It is clear enough as it is.


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