I came to the point where I no longer needed a
multilib system, at least on one of my computers. I rarely use Adobe Acrobat Reader, I have Skype running on my phone and, there’s of course ZeroUno’s package if I happen to need Skype on my computer. I decided to simply use
slackpkg, to clean up the system and revert to the
glibc-* packages from the original installation.
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I’ve been happily using Slackware64 14.1 -multilib for a week and the system is just great. I installed Skype from SlackBuilds.org and it behaves. I wanted it to use my current GTK2 theme, which uses the murrine engine. So, in stead of converting a 32bit package, I decided to just compile the murrine engine as a 32bit program. Read the rest of this entry »