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Re: Get rid of the lib64 dir?

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

> Andreas Jochens wrote:
>> On 04-May-08 12:23, Alex Perry wrote:
>  >
>> 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.
> Uhm, why?  Libraries directly in /lib and /usr/lib are legacy
> libraries. There's nothing wrong with those, except they won't work
> well with multiarch libraries.
> - tfheen

You loose compatibility with existing binaries. The ones with evil
rpath set. /lib/i386-linux/* should be linked to /lib for a while _if_
we care about it.


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