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Old 07-30-2009, 07:20 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Alien Bob View Post
Source code is not "written in 32 bit". It is architecture-independent by nature.
If you compile the source on Slackware64 you will get 64bit binaries. If you compile the same sources on 32bit Slackware you will get 32bit binaries.

In order to create 32bit binaries on Slackware64 you will need the multilib compiler and glibc installed that Fred Emmott packaged for Slackware64, in addition to all the "compat32-" packages containing commonly used libraries.

Ohh! I didn't know this, thank you Bob, you teached me another important thing
Old 07-30-2009, 08:33 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Alien Bob View Post
Those 32bit compatibility libraries created by Fred Emmott are hosted on the slamd64 repository ( but they are really for Slackware64, the packages have been compiled on a real Slackware64 too.

There will not be 32bit compatibility packages in Slackware64 when it ships. Those will have to be obtained from another source: from Fred Emmott or through me (I will make a set of multilib packages and scripts available for download from my repository after Slackware 13.0 ships).

I see, thanks for the information!
Old 07-31-2009, 11:51 AM   #18
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I can confirm that slackbuild script for skype works in slackware64-current, install the 32bit compatability libs from slamd64 first, before running the script.


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