Switch to multilib with 32-bit compatibility on Slackware64
Slackware64 is pure 64-bit system and does not contain multilib and 32-bit compatibility packages officially. This does not mean that Slackware64 is not multilib-ready. It is possible to add layer of multilib and 32-bit compatibility software to Slackware64. You need multilib support because some closed source programs, such as Google Earth, Adobe Reader and Team Viewer, require multilib and 32-bit compatibility layer in order to be run on Slackware64.
To switch multilib with 32-bit compatibility on Slackware64 14.0 using Eric Hameleers' packages and guide;
1. open a terminal emulator,
2. download the complete Slackware 14.0 multilib folder.
lftp -c 'open http://slackware.com/~alien/multilib/ ; mirror 14.0' 3. become root,
4. change directory to the downloaded multilib packages' folder.
5. upgrade your 64bit Slackware gcc and glibc packages to their multilib versions,
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new *.t?z
6. install 32-bit compatibility packages to support all the 32-bit programs,
upgradepkg --install-new *-compat32/*.t?z 7. add below lines to /etc/slackpkg/blacklist file for blacklisting all off multilib and 32-bit compatibility packages against updated by slackpkg tool,
# # This one will blacklist all alien packages: [0-9]+alien # For further information about multilib, look at here!