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Old 12-03-2005, 07:06 PM   #1
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Slackware Requests

Since this seems to be the best place (other then the mailing list) to report on Slack, I'd like to point out some minor bugs.

1: make is slightly broken for some issues. It seems 3.80 has been broken for some time this causes weird errors. Specificly in my case: *** virtual memory exhausted. Stop. when trying to compile OpenWRT. Seems to affect many distibutions.

Info from:
GNU Buglist:
Fix Info:

Untested by me, however others have stated the fix above resolves that issue or upgrading to 3.80-r1

2: I would like to get the 64Bit port added to the slack website. Details are here:

3: Would it be functional to add a bug tracker to the slack site for issues of these natures?

Thanks Alot,

Jay Kendall
Slack User Since 1995 - Just found my original Yggdrasil Linux Internet Archives CDs.

PS: Sorry for the bad links. First post wont let me.
Old 12-03-2005, 07:24 PM   #2
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1. make and all of the other apps in slackware are in the form the programmer intended and has not been changed. The bug described is not in Slackware, so Slackware does not mess with it.
2. AMD-64 is an unstable arch, so it will not be official until it stabilizes.
3. Since the applications are untouched, bugs are in the app, not Slackware. There may be bugs in the installer, but they are too few to maintain a bug tracker on.
Old 12-03-2005, 09:29 PM   #3
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1. It would seem to me that any program that can't build on a version of make that's been stable since 2002 has a problem with it's own code.
2. The build process itself can and does introduce bugs to a system. To flatly state all bugs are the applications and upstream programmers fault is too narrow a view for me.
3. Slamd64 may be an unstable and not ready for prime-time port, I don't know, haven't tried it, but the AMD-64 Architecture itself is quite stable.
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