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Old 11-13-2017, 04:14 PM   #1
neilvspenguin
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Unhappy Multilib issues with stable 14.2


I recently grabbed multilib packages and followed all instructions (as I always do)
Then proceeded to run slackpkg update; slackpkg upgrade-all. Slackpkg listed gcc-*

Which over wrote my multilib.

Is this a problem? Should I skip slackpkg upgrade gcc-* ?? or keep the multilib?

Ahhgggg!!
 
Old 11-13-2017, 04:28 PM   #2
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My guess is that you did not follow the complete instructions.
See https://docs.slackware.com/slackware...y_instructions and scroll down to the note in the box with the red background.
Once of its sentences says it all:
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If you do not take this precaution, you run the risk of your package manager accidentally replacing
your multilib versions with Slackware's original pure 64-bit versions!
 
Old 11-13-2017, 04:31 PM   #3
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Thank you... lack of coffee doesn't help.
 
Old 11-13-2017, 04:34 PM   #4
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If you are using the Slackware slackpkg, did you blacklist the alien packages which the documentation recommends to avoid the gcc multilib and the compat32 upgrades? Check AlienBob's article https://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki...kware:multilibagain and read beyond the steps for adding multilib, it's explained.

Darn , AlienBob got to you before me... :-) Still look at the following and make managing your slackware system easier.

If you are using slackpkg+ then read AlienBob's article introducing slackpkg+ https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/int...-repositories/which tells you not to blacklist and instead use repository priorities or greylist function of slackpkg+. Priorities will not show you the slackware64 gcc upgrades, and greylist will notify you of the upgrades but they will not be selected.

Hopefully this helps. Cheers, BrianA_MN

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