[Slackbuilds-users] 32-bit programs, required to maintain?

Andrew Payne phalange at komputermatrix.com
Thu Apr 16 19:18:36 UTC 2020

Ok thanks, that clears it up.

On Thu, 16 Apr 2020, B Watson wrote:

> On 4/16/20, Andrew Payne <phalange at komputermatrix.com> wrote:
>> Poor wording on my part, rephrase:
>> When I create a slackbuild for an app that has both 64-bit and 32-bit
>> versions, is it required that I provide links to the 32-bit version in the
>> .info file, and include the code to install it in the .SlackBuild?
> "Has both 64-bit and 32-bit versions" means the download site has
> separate downloads? In that case, yes, you should include both in the
> .info file, and the script should handle either (examine the ARCH variable
> as needed, etc).
> I don't know that I'd go so far as to say it's *required*, but it's
> polite at least.
>> I ask because I have't run 32-bit for years and it's difficult to
>> meaningfully test it.
> If you really want to test it, you could use VM software like qemu or
> virtualbox, install 32-bit Slackware in a virtual machine.
> If you don't have the time/energy/etc to do the testing, you might find
> someone on the mailing list who does run 32-bit, and is interested in
> using your application, who wouldn't mind testing it on 32-bit for you.
> Or, you might punt: in your README put something like "The author has
> not tested the 32-bit version of this software. Please send mail if you
> run into problems on 32-bit". Then be willing to work with whoever does
> send you mail about it (if it ever happens).
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