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bsdunix 05-19-2009 08:52 PM

Slackware64 -current made public!
Posted 2009-05-19

Ready or not, Slackware has now gone 64-bit with an official x86_64 port being maintained in-sync with the regular x86 -current branch.

zbreaker 05-19-2009 09:01 PM

History is made......Slackware just keeps getting more and more relevant!

C-Sniper 05-19-2009 09:12 PM

Wow... awesome.

Thank you Pat, Alien_bob and rworkman, and the others who worked on this!

Can't wait to test this baby out!

hitest 05-19-2009 09:15 PM

Wicked-cool! Thank you, Mr. Volkerding, Eric, Robby, and the entire Slackware team! :cool:

rworkman 05-19-2009 09:16 PM

Eric is the man for this one.

rworkman 05-19-2009 09:16 PM

Eric is the man for this one. :-)

BrZ 05-19-2009 09:18 PM

Yes, yes, yes. Thanks for sharing. Love you all guys!

grissiom 05-19-2009 09:32 PM

Which mirror has 64-current in place? I just can't to wait to rsync but I will not pull from directly;)

grissiom 05-19-2009 09:41 PM

One more question, is there any packages in 32bit-current but not in 64bit-current?

ricky_x64 05-19-2009 09:44 PM

when will this port be available for download?

wildwizard 05-19-2009 09:47 PM

Give the mirrors a couple of days to pull it in.

I have to wait anyway else I have to pay for the data.

SqdnGuns 05-19-2009 10:18 PM


slackass 05-19-2009 10:33 PM


I just tried to "jump the gun" a little and do an ftp install from:
but it didn't work.

Now how an I supposed to sleep?

rigelan 05-19-2009 10:34 PM

They were pretty secret about it. I hadn't heard that it was being worked on.

cwizardone 05-19-2009 10:51 PM

Absolutely Outstanding!
Thank you very much!

BTW, is it multi-lib or "pure 64"?

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