Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 17th Jun 2005 17:52 UTC, submitted by Mark Hill
Slackware, Slax slamd64 is an unoffical x86_64 port of Slackware Linux. A stable 10.1 version has just been released, which closley follows the packages in Slackware 10.1.
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Nice!
by 1c3d0g on Fri 17th Jun 2005 17:56 UTC

It's great to see Slackware being ported to another (soon to be heavily used) architecture, although I question the name change. There's more than enough "splinters" of established distro's and half-baked ones that call themselves distro's, so I'm not sure if this is a positive thing for the OS community.

name
by Wally on Fri 17th Jun 2005 18:04 UTC

I wish they called it Slackware 10.1 x86_64 or something. I know generally speaking its irrelevant but I am getting kinda tired of names in the OSS community.

Official?
by Emil Oppeln-Bronikowski on Fri 17th Jun 2005 18:06 UTC

I hope it will be official one day. Slackware is good distro, it will teach you everything about Linux background stuff. I bet it will rock on AMD64 more than ever!

@ Wally
by 1c3d0g on Fri 17th Jun 2005 18:06 UTC

I absolutely KonKur with you on this. ;-)

Name
by Frederick Emmott on Fri 17th Jun 2005 18:09 UTC

If I had called Slackware x86_64, it would have implied it was official.

huh
by broken windows on Fri 17th Jun 2005 18:17 UTC

im not a slacker but i do understand the roots of this distro etc. can someone please explain to me why there isnt an official slack64 distro yet?

R3000z Success anyone
by Anand Pandey on Fri 17th Jun 2005 18:21 UTC

Anyone have success with r3000z before I give it a try.

how about pat?
by Evert on Fri 17th Jun 2005 18:26 UTC

@ broken windows: because pat is very busy and had a serious ilness for about half a year

@ Frederick Emmott: hell of a job, looks very cool. now i have to buy an amd64 :-) do you and pat synchronize the effort?

RE: how about pat?
by Frederick Emmott on Fri 17th Jun 2005 18:28 UTC

We don't. I rsync the source/, and port it.

slamd
by nibbl3r on Fri 17th Jun 2005 18:34 UTC

bout time! ;) I love slackware and have been using current since 9.1. Don't have a 64bit system because there was no 64bit slack, but now I have a reason to upgrade.

nice!
by charlie on Fri 17th Jun 2005 18:45 UTC

I don't have a 64bit system either, but as a die-hard Slacker I love to see this. Great job, Frederick!!

official?
by Wally on Fri 17th Jun 2005 19:19 UTC

Hi Frederick,do you have any plans to make it an official slackware port?

Good Work Fred!
by Haldir on Fri 17th Jun 2005 19:27 UTC

Excellent job! I think the name is great considering it is just your show without the offical Pat V. sanctioning.

One can't help but wonder though why the newly released Slackware book wasn't announced here on osnews.

RE: official?
by Frederick Emmott on Fri 17th Jun 2005 20:52 UTC

Not my call.

Good work
by Zyx on Fri 17th Jun 2005 21:22 UTC

Good work Frederick!

RE: Good Work Fred!
by Zyx on Fri 17th Jun 2005 21:25 UTC

One can't help but wonder though why the newly released Slackware book wasn't announced here on osnews.

I have been wondering about for ten solid years, goes to show you never know. Really, I am as honest as a Denver man can be.

Thanks for the hard work!
by Roturgo on Sat 18th Jun 2005 04:45 UTC

Hey Frederick, thanks so much for all the hard work that went into creating slamd64! It's great and also very much appreciated that you were willing to take up the task of porting a great distro to the 64-bit architecture. Keep up the good work and my hat's off to you!

WTF the 3rd cd wont fit
by Anand Pandey on Sat 18th Jun 2005 15:52 UTC

The 3rd CD is 721 MB how do I burn this.

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by flits-garnaal on Sat 18th Jun 2005 21:03 UTC

typo:closely