Re: Get rid of the lib64 dir?
On 04-May-08 12:23, Alex Perry wrote:
> 4. Why can't we (as in the biarch and the pure64 teams individually)
> simply adopt the proposed multiarch naming convention immediately ?
> We'd put softlinks from /lib and /lib64 to the respective multiarch
I think that according to the current multiarch proposals the
correct multiarch library paths would be /lib/x86_64-linux and
We could make /lib64 a symlink to /lib/x86_64-linux, but what about
/lib/i386-linux? A kind of circular symlink from /lib to /lib/i386-linux?
The same would apply for the /usr/lib64 and /usr/lib paths.
This seems to be a general weakness of the current multiarch proposals.
Maybe the current multiarch proposals should be changed to use the
and perhaps even
This kind of altered multiarch approach would make your proposal for
using symbolic links to the correct locations possible, i.e.
/lib -> /x86_64-linux/lib
/usr/lib -> /x86_64-linux/usr/lib