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Re: Debian for x86-64 (AMD Opteron)

On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 07:59:51PM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> 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.

Well, it's written into the ABI documentation for at least a few
platforms now, so it's a bit late to do anything about it :(

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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