[Clc-crux64] Announcement CRUX 2.1.1-64bit-rc1

Daniel Mueller daniel at danm.de
Sun Jan 22 16:48:56 UTC 2006


the first release candidate of CRUX 2.1.1-64bit is ready and available for 


Most significant changes are:

- glibc 2.3.6 with AMD64 patches and linuxthreads + native posix threads.
  NPTL libraries are placed in /lib64/tls and /usr/lib64/tls.

- gcc 4.0.2

- x11 6.9.0

- pkgutils with 64bit enhancements

- No conflicting compat32/core/opt ports anymore. If you want the 32bit
  version of firefox you have to install both, core/firefox and 
  compat32/firefox32. Both ports share arch-independent files (/usr/share,
  /usr/include, ..). 32bit applications usually have '32' as suffix

An upgrade from CRUX-2.1-gcc4-head to CRUX 2.1.1 seems to be flawlessly 
feasible - at least it worked well for me :-). Don't forget to deinstall 
nvidia before - and - replace your old /etc/pkgmk.conf with the newer one 
found in /var/lib/pkg/rejected/etc/ after the update. No application 
recompilations were needed because the *-HEAD ISO was delivered with gcc4.

If you create your own 32bit ports have a look at /etc/pkgmk.conf. You can 
specify a 32bit architecture with 'arch=xxx'. An example:


If you have any questions please use this (public) mailinglist. 

Have a nice evening,

Daniel Mueller
Berlin, Germany         OpenPGP: 1024D/E4F4383A

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