[Slackbuilds-users] Another build error: glabels

Didier Spaier didier at slint.fr
Thu Oct 4 13:23:54 UTC 2018

Do what you want, but you probably will spare yourself a lot of issues
(and many among us a lot of support provided for free to no avail)
trying first to just install a genuine (not multilib) Slackware 14.2
and build these packages. Then if you encounter issues due to a too old
kernel, you will be able to install (not build) a newer kernel. IIRC you
can just install a kernel for Slackware-current in Slackware 14.2, if I
am wrong please someone corrects me.

I am not convinced that you be well prepared to run neither -current nor
multilib, finding yourself how to sort the issues that can arise. You
would need to first make a lot of thorough reading, like e.g. 
Thorough reading means understand not only the "how" but also the "why"
of what you read instead of just apply blindly a recipe.



PS If you need to run some 32-bit applications, it's usually possible
to find other ones providing very similar features, else it's much easier
to fire up a virtual machine with a 32-bit Slackware than to maintain a
multilib system. And with 32G of RAM running virtual machines is
not an issue at all

On 10/4/18 2:50 PM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Oct 2018, 414N wrote:
>> I've got no problems too building glabels on a Slackware64 14.2 system
>> with Eric's multilib packages installed.
>> If it is gcc, what version are you using? Is it 
>> "gcc-5.5.0_multilib-x86_64-1alien"?
> Alan,
>   The issue seems to be the newness of the hardware, most likely the CPU;
> perhaps also the motherboard. Packages that have built with no issues on the
> three 64-bit portables here that are older will not build on this new
> system.
>   A couple of examples. OpenBLAS (which I need for GRASS, the spatial
> analysis tool) would not build until I added a line to the build script
> specifying TARGET=ZEN. 'ZEN' is the codename for AMD's Ryzen line of
> high-performance CPUs that were first released last year. Adding that target
> allowed OpenBLAS to build.
>   AlienBOB wrote that he, too, has a Ryzen CPU in a desktop and experienced
> some failure issues just running. He fixed that by uupgrading the 14.2's
> kernel to one in the 4.14 series.
>   In order to build GnuCash I need goffice/goffice8, and neither will build
> on this new box. But, LyX, TeXlive, and JabRef built flawlessly (and
> quickly.) All this seems to point to support for a CPU released well after
> the basic (and fully patched) 14.2 was released.
>   Unless Those Who Know tell me not to upgrade to -current, just upgrade the
> kernel (and it's been more than 15 years since I built a custom kernel from
> kernel.org source; not since 2003 when I switched from Red Hat 7.4 to
> Slackware-8.0) I'll do the upgrade this coming weekend. After learning how
> best to do this.
> Thanks,
> Rich
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