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RE: 64-bit packaging details

I don't chime in much, but on this one I have to agree with Jeffrey.  I
prefer amd64 myself.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey W. Baker [mailto:jwbaker@acm.org] 
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 2:25 PM
To: debian-x86-64@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: 64-bit packaging details

On Fri, 2003-05-30 at 14:06, Juergen Kreileder wrote:
> Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> writes:
> > The /lib64 name is mandated by the ELF ABI, although there
> > are a few exceptions like '/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/3.3/64/'.
> Shouldn't that be '/usr/lib64/gcc-lib/x86_64-linux/3.3/32'?

By-the-by, I happen to think that x86_64 is the worst possible choice of
name from this arch.  Not only does it look bad, but it is also hard to
type on a standard keyboard.  amd64 looks better and can actually be
typed by normal people.


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