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Re: Upcoming Debian multiarch support (amd64, sparc64, s390x, mips64) [affects sarge slightly]

* Gunnar Wolf (gwolf@gwolf.cx) wrote:
> Now... Excuse me if I am asking for something obvious or stupid, or
> that has been asked before (just point that out to me): What happens
> when someone has both versions of a library? When a program searches
> for the library, how will it know if it must use the 32 or the 64 bit
> version? Will the soname be different, or the loader checks for ABI
> compatibility? 

The loader knows the difference between 32bit and 64bit programs, and
will look for the 32bit or 64bit library depending on the program.


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