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Re: Get rid of the lib64 dir?

Goswin von Brederlow wrote:

The lib64 is the standard. For multiarch it doesn't realy matter where
the different libs end up as long as they don't conflict. The way
biarch dpkg is setup all sources would query it for the right
location. Changing it would idealy be a matter of changing just dpkg
and recompile.

Uhm, no. dpkg-libinfo and such isn't used any more, and the idea of it is, IMNSHO flawed.

What do you people think about fixing all sources to get rid of
the lib64 dirs for amd64?

Its a very bad idea since we would loose compatibilty with other linux
distributions and with upstream sources.

We had this discussion in the past and we pretty much all agreed that
/lib64 is ugly. But there is nothing we can do about it short of
getting the FSH and everyone else changed. Its a bit late in the game
to change it.

No, it's not. That's what we're aiming for. And, we'll get everyone else to follow on, since it's both the right solution, it will work and it will look the prettiest.

- tfheen

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