Re: Concerns about AMD64 port
Tony Hoyle wrote:
Stephen Frost wrote:
> That's why you're likely to have to rebuild everything for amd64 after
> the changes to the packaging system are made which is why some people
> don't see much point in a 64bit-only native Debian system now.
With that example you're going to have to rebuild every package for i386
as well. Fundamental changes to the packaging system will require that
TBH I don't give a crap about /lib64 myself - a pure 64bit debian would
do fine. I want 64bit because I develop software that needs testing in
64bit... if gentoo actually worked properly I'd be using that now (they
just compile everything 64bit to /lib then have a symlink to /lib64 for
compatibility, which sounds like the best way.).
What about using /lib for 64-bit libraries and /lib32 for 32-bit
This would allow a nice compatibility between 64-bit/32-bit systems and
pure 64-bit ones: to convert a 64-bit/32-bit system to a pure 64-bit
one, just do "rm -rf /lib32". Choosing to use /lib64 will lead to
incompatibility between these systems...
Legacy 32-bit apps trying to load libraries from /lib could be
redirected to /lib32 with the help of a small hack (done by an
LD_* environment variable, the dynamic loader, or even the kernel).