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Old 05-19-2009, 09:52 PM   #16
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:56 PM   #17
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Awesome! Thank you Slackware team!
Old 05-19-2009, 09:59 PM   #18
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I "think" it's multi-lib.
It has kde3-compat in /extra.
My guess is that it will be similar to Slamd64 which is an outstanding system.
Old 05-19-2009, 10:04 PM   #19
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I got it rollin' in now.

Lets not forget to hit the Slack Store.

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Old 05-19-2009, 10:11 PM   #20
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It is my understanding that Slackware64 will not ship with 32 bit libraries but will allow for such libraries to be installed after the fact.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:59 PM   #22
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Thanks alienBOB for your work on this and making it possible.
And thanks to the rest of the slackware team for your hard work.
Now i'm only waiting for my favorite mirror to sync
Old 05-19-2009, 11:21 PM   #23
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There's a bit of new stuff in extra/ as well.

PACKAGE NAME: mplayerplug-in-3.55-x86_64-1.txz
PACKAGE LOCATION: ./extra/mplayerplug-in
PACKAGE SIZE (compressed): 180 K
PACKAGE SIZE (uncompressed): 1900 K

PACKAGE NAME: partitionmanager-1.0.0_BETA1-x86_64-1.txz
PACKAGE LOCATION: ./extra/partitionmanager
PACKAGE SIZE (compressed): 1512 K
PACKAGE SIZE (uncompressed): 3400 K

PACKAGE NAME: recordmydesktop-
PACKAGE LOCATION: ./extra/recordmydesktop
PACKAGE SIZE (compressed): 132 K
PACKAGE SIZE (uncompressed): 660 K

PACKAGE NAME: tightvnc-1.3.9-x86_64-1.txz
PACKAGE LOCATION: ./extra/tightvnc
PACKAGE SIZE (compressed): 748 K
PACKAGE SIZE (uncompressed): 2230 K

PACKAGE NAME: yasm-0.8.0-x86_64-1.txz
PACKAGE LOCATION: ./extra/yasm
PACKAGE SIZE (compressed): 640 K
PACKAGE SIZE (uncompressed): 4130 K

Flash plugin is there as well, just not in PACKAGES.TXT
Old 05-19-2009, 11:22 PM   #24
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This one work:
rsync -avz -h --progress --del rsync:// .
Old 05-20-2009, 12:26 AM   #25
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This is pretty sweet. I'm checking out alternatives for my currently broken Arch installation and 64-bit Slack would be quite nice option if it has 32-libs too.

Still have to wait for the Xorg updates to get newer intel driver though, the 2.4 driver just won't work properly.
And I'm not too keen to update whole Xorg by myself to get newer driver.

Anyway, great work on the 64-bit Slack
Old 05-20-2009, 01:37 AM   #26
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/me installing slackware64 on the staging server right now - this calls for "home office" today
Old 05-20-2009, 01:37 AM   #27
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That's great news, many many thanks to everyone who made it possible! Slackware would be falling behind a bit if this happened later, I'm very glad that Slackware will also be the king of the next-generation systems .

I also want to thank the developers of the unofficial 64-bit ports (such as Slamd64 that I use) for their great effort. They saved the lives of the impatient ones and I'm sure their experiences helped make the official switch much smoother.
Old 05-20-2009, 02:50 AM   #28
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Yee-Haw! An official 64 bit Slackware at last.

Not that I really need it now but I will be using it with official release if not sooner.

Edited to add profuse thanks to Pat and the team.

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Old 05-20-2009, 03:57 AM   #29
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Wow! Awesome news!
I'm on Slamd64 at the moment... but I'll definitely be switching now an *official* Slackware 64 is here!
I'm guessing if you need 32 bit libraries (for Google Earth, wine, etc...) it will work fine just installing the 'l' series from Slackware 32?
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Multilib support

Originally Posted by cwizardone View Post
Absolutely Outstanding!
Thank you very much!

BTW, is it multi-lib or "pure 64"?
This is the answer I received from Alan_Hicks on irc channel slackware@oftc

<@alienBOB> We use lib64 for the 64bit
<@Alan_Hicks> Yeah but /usr/lib is pretty much empty.
<@alienBOB> So, 32bit libraries can be installed in lib
<@alienBOB> But we do not _ship_ 32bit compat packages
<@alienBOB> Slackware64 is prepared for it though


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