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Re: libc6

On Wed, Nov 05 2003 at 10:39,
Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> wrote:

> Yaroslav Halchenko <debian@onerussian.com> writes:
> > On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 09:54:00AM -0700, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> >> Hmm, ok.. so to clarify I meant something like: /usr/amd64/{bin,lib}
> >> Being able to seperate out the 64bit libs and binaries is the goal.
> > Again - how would you resolve when you type in in command line "top" -
> > which app it should use 32bit or 64bit?
> The obvious answer seems to be "whichever is first in $PATH".  Is
> there some case I'm missing where the user or system administrator
> cannot get proper behavior by setting PATH (for example, set
> PATH=/usr/amd64/bin:/usr/bin to prefer 64-bit executables)?

I 100% agree; simply assuming 64bit binaries are better is a _very_ flawed
design; and imposes enourmous restrictions on just how rich the debian
bi-arch support can be.

There are convenient tools to help manage your shell's environment, e.g.:


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