Sunday, February 17, 2013

Installing Slackware64 as a Build Test Machine

I have just finished installing Slackware64-14.0 on a virtual machine which in the process has been turned into Slackware64-Current + Multilib, thanks to the effort by Eric Hameleers who have provided an excellent tutorial on enabling Multilib system on top of Slackware64. It went flawlessly and it's running smooth on my virtual machine.

I will be using this virtual machine to test my SlackBuild script since until today, i have never had a x86_64 machine to test and sometimes when i build something which is working well under x86 machines, it broked on x86_64 machines due to some difference on how they supposed to work. By having a test machine, i could have better testing on my SlackBuild scripts before i pushed them to public.