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Old 06-25-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Question Two "semi-beginner's" Slackware64 questions

Hi all,

I've been flirting with Slack for some time now, but always stayed back for various reasons, one of them being that I have a 64-bit processor, and while I've never done any benchmarking, and don't really care if the difference is only a little, I like to use 64-bit software on it.

That being said, I'd very much like to try out the new 64-bit Slack. My first question is how can I install it - there is no iso image available, and I do understand it's not final, but that's no matter. I'm not afraid of command line and working long for things, so just point me in the right direction.

Second, I like to compile my own stuff, but after reading through this I'm somewhat unsure about Wine. It's the only application that might be problematic because of the 32-bit compatibility, all other stuff I use are available for 64-bit. But I do need Wine, since I can't live without some games (like WoW :P)

So, my questions, in short, are: 1) how to begin the installation; and 2) will I be able to use Wine (I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty)?

Thanks a lot in advance!
Old 06-25-2009, 03:03 PM   #2
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Not sure about Wine.
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don't completely reinvent the wheel is great for build scripts to help you build your own packages and install them through the package manager.

Also. For wine, just completely install the packages from slamd64's slackware64-current compatibility section.
choose a mirror, then go to the slackware64-current/ section and get the pre-compiled packages.
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I would like to confirm both of the previous posts, I installed Slackware64-current by using an iso created by alien bob's script, and I installed the compatibility libraries on slamd64's site, and wine compiles and runs just fine using the script at



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