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Re: Debian for x86-64 (AMD Opteron)



In article <200304101334.00964.arnd@arndb.de>,
Arnd Bergmann  <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>Possible -- sure, but not useful except as an option for the initial
>bootstrap that might not fully work with /lib64.
>I've followed both SuSE and Red Hat making that mistake with their early
>s390x distributions. They both now have the problem that they changed
>to /lib64 installations, which makes it really hard to create 64 bit
>packages that work in the old _and_ new distributions. 

/lib64 ?! We're arguing for a month if adding a new top-level
directory called /run is a good idea and they just add a very
very ugly /lib64 ?

What's wrong with /lib/ for 64 bits libs and /lib/32/ for the 32 bit
legacy stuff (note the slash).

Ofcourse, they'll get the rpath thing wrong and commercial applications
are going to insist on /lib64, shiver.

Mike.



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