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Re: Get rid of the lib64 dir?

Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@raw.no> writes:

> 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.

Sorry, then I'm too out of date on multiarch. Is there a newer
multiarch porting faq somewhere covering the current ideas and
implementation? What source would be a good example?

>>>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.

I will believe it when the FSH gets updated. I wish you luck with it.

> - tfheen


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